Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hortulus & Next Design


I didn't get as much done on Hortulus as I had hoped this last weekend, but the piece is progressing and I'm very happy to see it is looking like the woodblock type of effect I was after.

Though it also has started to remind me of something else, a stained glass window. So I did some reading about medieval stained glass and found this quote from Angela Wainwright's book on Medieval Cross Stitch Samplers. 'Subject wise, the 13th century window became highly narrative...As the design of the window shape became wider and deeper, these figures were often surrounded by geometric shapes and/or intricate, foliage-based borders."

The next design I will be introducing and starting to stitch after Hortulus is complete, is One May Night.

I'm in the process of picking out fabric and floss for it and I'm really looking forward to seeing this one growing before me. When I begin the piece it will go up for sale, so if you want a free copy now is the time to request it.

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