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Queen’s Silhouette
February 17, 2013, 11:35 am
Filed under: Queen's Silhouette

At the start of the year, I displayed many of my active projects. And, the one the most excites me is the newest canvas of the bunch! It is the Queen’s Silhouette from Tapisserie in London, England that was a gift from a coworker.

The store was kind enough to email me the PDF of the stitched model. They deviated from the painted canvas using beads for the crown. I love the Royal Blue background and powder blue profile. Since I didn’t have the same beads, I am modifying the crown to fit what I got at Fire Mountain Gems:

  • 6mm Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Square Mini Beads
  • 8mm Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Round Mini Beads
  • 6mm Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Round Mini Beads
  • 2mm Crystal Swarovski Elements Crystal Round Beads

I worked up a drawing and then stitched a model with the wrong color beads that I ordered, but I will use them for something else eventually. I still have a few changes to what I stitched below.

And, I wanted to use the Queen’s Stitch or Rocco using the method described in  A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas by Sherlee Lantz with diagrams by Maggie Lane. It is unconventional & I spent an evening learning and practicing it just to decide that I didn’t like how it would look in this piece. The angle is not matching the angle of the crown. So, I will use some other background stitch. And, I am going to do the EIIR differently but will have to graph it & practice with beads and threads before I place it on the actual canvas. But, I am stitching the powder blue portion now.

Practice Crown

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