Rose Fay by Passione Ricamo 

Rose Fay by Passione Ricamo

Copyright Laura G. Lattuda, Passione Ricamo, 2009.

Rose Fay by Passione Ricamo

Chart: This Passione Ricamo chart is printed twice on a folded A3 page. The chart on the left has black and white symbols with the backstiching shown in brown lines.  This is a large, clear chart, easy to follow but there are some areas of confetti stitching, especially the roses in the fairy’s hair.  The chart on the right is the same chart, but the squares are in colour as well as showing each symbol.  This gives a great visual clue for colour changes in the confetti stitch areas.

The chart [instructions are given in English and Italian.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitches, partial cross stitch, backstitch and beading.

Materials: DMC stranded cotton and Mill Hill beads. Stitched on Passione Ricamo Medievale 30ct “Albus” Linen.

Designer’s Notes: None.

Why I was attracted to this design: I love patterns of people in historical clothing or just elegant clothing. This series of small designs feeds into that love. These designs are small and all DMC with one set of beads; small, simple, easy to kit up versions of Passione Ricamo’s grand designs.

So why haven’t I stitched it? I don’t stitching charts on plain white fabric.  I would like a different fabric, maybe an off-white with a bit of texture or colour-variation. This person has stitched Rose Fay on a lavender fabric, but I was thinking of a fabric that would work for the entire series.  I wonder if Wichelt’s Queen Anne’s Lace or Wichelt’s Buttermilk would work for this purpose across the series?

Where can you buy it? Rose Fay can be bought via your LNS or ONS for $19.80 (US) or direct from the Passione Ricamo site for €14.00 (Euro).

Discussion questions:  When a designer provides different tiers of charts, some large, intricate, with many fibres and stitches while others are small, simpler and only DMC; which do *you* prefer to stitch?

13 July 2012: Procrastinating on fabric. Still edging towards my first thoughts of Wichelt Queen Anne’s Lace for the series unless someone suggests a better alternative.