A tale of two stitch­ers

Cross Stitcher - - Just For Fun -

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

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