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'Winter Tree' (detail)

Aug 20, 2012
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Worked in 90 Degree Off-Loom Stitch (90DO-L --sjm Nov 1997) using size 11 glass cut  seed beads with 14 x 14 gauge (silver, purple, green, blue, dark blue, gray, gold, dark gold, brown; 11.5"w x 15.5"h) then stitched to a piece of duck canvas on a wooden frame (thin wood under canvas).  Tree pattern adapted from a knitting pattern in the 'The Tap-Dancing Lizard' book (Catherine Cartwright-Jones, Oct 1992, Interweave Press; black&white with color inserts); border adapted from a charted celtic knot border piece in the 'Celtic Charted Designs' chart book (Co Spinhoven, Aug 1987, Dover Publications, black&white).  Color choices, placement, background cameo (surrounding tree) mine.  Part of display (04-29-2006).  Detail.

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hauntedfox wrote
on Aug 20, 2012 4:43 AM

Superb colors, design, and carftsmanship.

SeaBeads wrote
on Aug 20, 2012 5:24 AM

Very beautifull, Ottercat!

ottercat wrote
on Aug 21, 2012 3:36 AM

Thank you both; your comments (and rating) are greatly appreciated.

Aunty Akoya wrote
on Nov 3, 2012 3:44 PM

huiii what a fantastic piece, i am bewitched by the sparkling tree, just lovley and great to see something so different