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« on: December 11, 2008 10:57:37 PM »

I finished this today and just had to post it!


It's called the peacock skit, and it's from the book 'Cross-stitch Art Nouveau' by Barbara Hammet. It's HUGE! I stitched over 2 on 25 count linen, which made it 14.5 inches by 9.5 inches

It's based on this Aubrey Beardsley painting


Since it's so big, it was hard to get a decent shot so here's a couple of close-ups


This is the skirt, which took forever and used something like two and a half skeins of DMC. Which is good, cause the pattern called for four skeins Shocked


I ripped out the face like four times till I got it right. I like blackwork, but the backstitch in this piece drove me nuts! I'm pretty sure that I place a lot of it wrong, but it looks okay to me so I'm leaving it  Tongue

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2008 11:38:32 PM »

Awesome stitchery!!  Wow, you've put so much work into this - it looks magnificent!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008 01:22:28 AM »

Yummmm! Beardsley! Beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008 05:55:30 AM »

That is wonderful!  Worth all of the work!!  Beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008 06:30:59 AM »

I think it looks lovely.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008 06:52:03 AM »

I LOVE THIS!  You did a fine job on the face, I like it.  I didn't know about that book, but I'll have to find it, I dig Art Nouveau.  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008 07:21:00 AM »

WHOA. that is freakin amazing.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2008 07:35:27 AM »

that's really beautiful. i think crossstitch is really hard to make look flowing and delicate, but you certainly managed that with this difficult piece. I also love the bluework.
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2008 08:44:00 AM »

Wow! That is absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2008 11:09:15 AM »

There's a litho of that piece in my hall by the bathroom. I love it.
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