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Under the Evergreen

Release date: June, 1992

Stitch count: 168H x 132W
Model stitched on: 28 count pewter Jobelan from Wichelt Imports, Inc.
Model size: 12" x 9.5"

Chart: originally hand drawn, now computer-generated
Leaflet: not available
Kit: not available

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©Teresa Wentzler, PO Box 176, Montoursville, PA 17754

Description: One artist's vision of Christmas morning; this design is adapted from original artwork by Judy Jamieson. The oval-shaped design features old-fashioned toys scattered about on a carpet under the trimmed boughs of a traditional Christmas evergreen. The design is stitched totally in full cross stitches.

Background Information: This is the only adaption of another artist's work I've ever done and my most difficult challenge to date. Although the design has been well-received (the illustration is quite charming), the design process was very constrained and unsatisfying. To design successfully, I must be able to improvise as I work, and allow a design to "evolve"...so, for me, the process is just as important as the end-product. Since the assignment was to translate a finished piece of art into a stitched version, the challenge was actually a "technical" one, instead of a "creative" one. (So much for "evolution"!) It is truly a gift to be able to do adaptations well...a gift I most definitely do not possess!

Stitching Comments: Although this piece is rather large, it is designed without fractional stitches, so it goes quickly. Roughly 1/3 of the floss colors are blended.

Specialty Stitches: None

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