This pattern was directly inspired by a
trip to Florence Italy. I was honored to observe the cracked, slightly
yellowed, sculptural paint strokes of the Renaissance. There was a mysterious
power in the hundred petalled roses strewn on the grass in a tapestry. The
locks of Botticelli’s Venus silently flow. Entire gardens were embroidered on
dresses. The architecture was dripping with the magic carvings of ancient
artisans. This design is my interpretation of the otherworldly beauty frozen in
the glance of a painted maiden.
stitched on 32 count White Chocolate Linen (65-94) by Wichelt Imports.
fabric 16 count White Chocolate Aida (355-94) by Wichelt Imports.
area is 12″ w x 18.44″ h with a stitch count of 192 x 295. Stitched 2 over 2.