This is a design I just finished working on. I wanted to create something small and yet a bit complicated (well, not so complicated to an experienced stitcher, but not very easy either).
I love backstitch. I put backstitch everywhere where it's possible to be put. A subtle reason for this is - backstitch makes the chart easily readable. It outlines different zones and separates different color groups from one another.
I remember some old TW charts, like fruit ornaments, where without any backstitching the chart is almost impossible to read. I think charts without backstitch must also have some kind of separators for easier reading.
I stitched them with petit-point because I did some business tasks with them, which turned somewhat profitable, but not anything worth of putting one's full time into. They were immensely liked by all who saw them, since petit-point is quite popular in Bulgaria.
Petit-point looks far better than cross stitch. However it's so delicate and tiny to stitch that one has no have a perfect eyesight. My eyesight is still not bad, but petit-point is not good for the eyes. Still, one of the greatest works of needleart are made by using it.
The first three are from Artime, the Poppies is from russian magazine.
This one is by Joan Elliott. It's a bit weird picture and generally I made it not for myself but for sale. But recently I think more often to keep it for myself.
Това е модел на Joan Elliott от "Native American Cross Stitch". Шия го на много дребна evenweave, подобна на 18 каунт. И малко променям части от модела.
This is a design from Joan Elliott "Native American Cross Stitch". I am stitching it on a very small count of evenweave, similar to 18 count. I am also changing parts of the design inside the frame by skipping some. It looks better in my opinion.
Макар че модела изглежда доста "орязан", оставих го така, защото ми харесва повече, а оригиналния модел ми изглежда по-претрупан.
Тереза не е писала в блога си от повече от 1 месец и това ме обезкуражава и постепенно губя желание да шия моделите й.
No matter that the design looks incomplete, I intentionally left it this way, because the original one feels a bit overdone with details.
Teresa has stopped updating her blog, no new posts for more than a month (or maybe even two months); in the mean time we had some discussion going about a new crewel design, and now it is basically abandoned. [sad]. Hope she finds some time (effort, whatever, as I don't know what's the situation at hers) to resume the topic. I can see she still replies to inquiries on the board, but the board is also slowly dying out.
All this somewhat makes me discouraged to stitch her designs. They ARE difficult, and I got used to feel her presence around, and it stimulated me. I do hope there's still hope.
On my to do list now for sure is Corte Medieval, just need to free some time for stitching, as WOW life takes most of my free time now :)