Spring Serenade by Dark Side of the Moon 

Spring Serenade by Dark Side of the Moon

Copyright Gillian Aldus, Dark Side of the Moon, 2009.

Spring Serenade by Dark Side of the Moon

Chart: This Dark Side of the Moon chart is printed over four A4 pages with a two-row overlap.  The chart is printed a little small, so I would highly recommend making a working copy in areas of fractional stitching and extensive backstitching. The chart is only printed once, so all the extensive backstitching is printed over the top of the cross stitch symbols.  The eight backstitch colours are printed in differing colours on the chart to assist in following the design.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitch, fractional stitches, backstitch, French knots and beads.

Materials: DMC stranded cotton, Kreinik #4 Very Fine braid, Mill Hill beads, and Mill Hill Treasures. Stitched on Picture This Plus 28ct “Cherub” linen.

Designer’s Notes: None.

Why I was attracted to this design: I can’t actually pigeonhole this one. I simply love the artwork of a Lady in a lovely dress.

So why haven’t I stitched it? I’m not quite sure. I want absolutely gaga over Dark Side of the Moon designs when I first discovered Gillian’s work. I immediately bugged my LNS until she brought in Gillian’s first three charts for me. Just about every chart Gillian has brought out thereafter has gone on my Lust List but I just haven’t focused enough of these to specifically kit one up and start it.  Perhaps that’s what I need to do!

Where can you buy it? Dark Side of the Moon had a huge set-back at Christmas 2011, when Gillian had a virus on her PC and for a while, lost most of her files, including her charts. She eventually managed to recover everything except the unreleased design she was still working on. However, I haven’t seen her charts for sale since then. I highly recommend emailing Gillian if you wish to buy any Dark Side of the Moon chart. Gillian used to sell these as pdf charts. Spring Serenade should cost you $11.99 (AUD).

Discussion questions: It’s on Pink fabric – quick – someone suggest an alternative!

15 Apr 2012: Still kitting it up