A tale of two stitchers
Hello, this is my latest project. It is called Death by Cross Stitch (above) from the Long Dog Sampler Company. It used 470 metres of cotton, which is about 60 skeins of DMC and it has 162,261 stitches. I used 25 count Lugana and it comes out approximately at 30x36in.
I have been stitching for over 30 years. I was lucky enough to meet Jane Greenoff and I stitched examples for her earlier books, she persuaded me to design my own charts and I had lots of designs in cross stitching magazines and also published a book, Samplers and Motifs in Cross Stitch in 1989. I have stitched hundreds of large designs but my first love is samplers and my hall and landing walls sport 14 at the moment with another two waiting to be framed!
The other two pictures were stitched by my brother, Kevin, who has been sewing longer than I have. He lives in Norway and together with his friend, Svein, were on Norwegian Television as the two old gentlemen who love to sew! My brother is 73!
The first is the Carpet Market from Character. The second is In the Footsteps of Michaelangelo, The Sistine Chapel Ceiling in Cross Stitch, designed by Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts. I just thought you might like to see these examples of our wonderful hobby.
Best wishes, Angi Davidson, by email
Angi’s brotheris alsoakeen stitcher