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10 Oct 2011

Winter Queen

April 2005            

It would seem that I really have a thing going on stitching all these large designs with lots of bead work on them and while they can be tedious and fiddly the end results are stunning.

I’m so hooked that I started stitching Winter Queen from Mirabillia almost immediately I had finished Celtic Spring, even thought I had no intentions of hanging it on my wall.  In fact the finished piece was never framed and is still sitting in the drawer of the unit I keep all my threads in.







As you can see, she a very regal looking lady dressed in pale Periwinkle Blue encrusted with beads and that’s edged with White Ermine which is achived by stitching with specialist fluffy 'Whisper' thread. 
Her hair is upswept and adorned with tiny violets and a beautiful beaded coronet.





You have to agree, she looks every inch an ice maiden against the White background of 32 count Belfast fabric she’s stitched on.


The finished design measures approx. 29 x 46 cmc.

Threads

DMC  Mouliné
White     208
341        356
414       415
550       552
667       746
754       758

762       792
793       839
895        904

948       3045
3046     3371
3750

Specialist Threads
101 Platinum (#8)
Whisper  w88:  White

Mill Hill Beads
00146     Light Blue Ceylon
02026     Crystal Blue (Silver lined)
40479     White Opaque Lustre
42010      Ice White (Silver lined)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my word dear!! This is totally amazing!! LOVE it!! You've done some awesome stitch work girl!! You make me want to get mine out again!! :) Yeah right...like I got time!!! LOL

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