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Rose Tile by Art – Stitch
Copyright Karen Bourgaize, Art – Stitch, 2003.
Chart: This Art – Stitch chart, symbol key, backstitching instructions and floss count is printed on a single-sided Letter/A4 sheet of paper. The chart itself is comprises only one-third of the sheet. The symbols are small, but the chart is quite simple in design so it appears easy to follow.
Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitch and backstitch.
Materials: DMC stranded cotton stitched on 16ct “White” Aida.
Designer’s Notes: Rose Tile was inspired by an English art nouveau tile from the turn of the century. It is one of the countless examples of art nouveau expressed wonderfully in ceramics.
Why I was attracted to this design: I love older styles of artwork, especially Art Deco and Art Nouveau. This tile is also reminiscent of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work from a similar period.
So why haven’t I stitched it? Because it’s boring. I’m sorry but I just don’t think that painted ceramics translates to cross stitch very well. Either that or my tastes have moved on and this design is just too bland for my taste. Mum loves it though, so this will be moved into her stash.
Where can you buy it? Art – Stitch is very much stitch in business with a wide range of themes. Your LNS or ONS can specially order in this chart for you, or you can buy it directly from Art – Stitch for $US9.00.
Art – Stitch also sell Rose Tile as a needlepoint canvas for $US37.00
Discussion questions: What chart in your stash have *you* fallen out of love with?
15 Mar 2012 – Given to mum
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