CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Tempting Tangles
Featuring a pair of skaters in a winter landscape, this cross stitch pattern by Deborah A. Dick of Templing Tangles is an extraordinary achievement. It is indeed exceptional in two ways:
- first, the way the dramatic effects of light are achieved, with the moon shining both directly and through openings in the winter clouds. The luminosity is superb, quite an accomplishment in cross stitch where it is extremely difficult to create such striking effects.
- secondly, the design is exceptional in the way the distant views and rendered, with various effects of scale.
Look close, and you will notice a second couple skating in the distance. To render the scale, the silhouettes are just outlined in petite stitch. Further away stands a church, white steeple standing out against the dark background. To achieve such effects, some areas of the chart are intricately designed, in an expert combination of fractional and petite stitch.
A couple of animals stand in the foreground, quail, white rabbits, a skinny wolf. A tree hangs overhead, a few leaves still clanging to its bare branches.
The chart has been entirely recharted in color, with extra charts focusing on areas which require special attention.
A cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 156 x 156 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave
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Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch, Straight stitch, Half stitch, 1/4 cross stitch, Petite Stitch
Chart: Black & White, Color
Number of colors: 13
Themes: skating, winter landscape, distant views
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