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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

chandeliers - Cross Stitch Crazy 220

The new issue of Crazy hits the shops tomorrow but I got my subs copy a couple of days ago and decided this morning to tear myself away from the latest commission (it`s a Maria Diaz and I`m having so much fun with it, it`s hard to put it down!) to share some pics here of the chandeliers I`d stitched a few months ago. They were designed by my Technical Editor, Fiona Baker and were, in a way, an experiment, to see how jewellery beads would work - as opposed to the more customary Mill Hill beads that we usually see on cross stitch projects. I`m happy to report that the large beads were great fun to work with: I enjoyed that I didn`t have to worry about the needle size and also the challenge of finding the best way to secure them to the fabric so that they`d stand upright and glimmer as they`re supposed to. And I`m glad to see that - with the exception of one or two rebels that must have fallen on their faces in transit, lol! - I`ve succeeded. :)





I love the finishes too, these metallic hoops look great! :)


And since this is Cross Stitch Crazy, the only magazine that publishes the stitcher`s name, I can have my 15 minutes of fame too:


Not to mention that - albeit anonymously this time - I provided another pic for this issue: the pub signs I stitched for Twilleys of Stamford are among the recommended kits in the Sherlock Anne section of the magazine - yay! :) Happy stitching, folks!




4 comments:

  1. Those chandeliers are so pretty! I like the smaller bronze one best. How nice that they credit you too. I notice that JCS credits the stitcher, all the magazines should. The model stitch is often what sells the design.

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  2. Thanks, Jo - my favourite is the bronze one too, I think the 3 strands of Reflecta work really well on that one. Funny thing about this name publishing is that while the stitched models give `face` to the magazine, at the same time hardly anybody thinks about it how these pieces get there, lol. A few months ago I attended a craft event where there was a display of some of my work and I took the corresponding mags as well. It was interesting to chat to people: one lady couldn`t get her head round the fact that the framed pic I took with me is the one she sees in the magazine - she must have thought I just stitched one of the charts AFTER it came out. Her friend then asked me if I was doing these models for the magazines and when I said yes, she admitted that she`d never thought about how these got there in the first place, she said she just presumed `they appeared somehow` (?). And I also spoke to people who thought that the designers stitched their own pieces - haha, maybe for that reason alone, the designers would be happy too if the model stitchers were credited in every magazine! :D

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  3. Wspaniała robota! Piękne żyrandole.

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    1. Dziękuję Ci bardzo, Malgorzata - I hope that means Thank You (I`ve had some strange experiences with Google Translate lately!) :)

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