Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Celtic Wedding Prayer" by Design Works (Cross Stitch)

Finished Cross Stitch Project - "Celtic Wedding Prayer" by Design Works I finished this piece a few weeks ago for my sister's wedding.  The kit has been discontinued, so it is difficult to track down if you want to stitch this piece (I found it online from Rebecca's Crafts).  Overall, the stitching process was frustrating - the kit originally included two different colors of "light green" floss, and some of the colors were a weird synthetic material that knotted and twisted frequently.  To Design Works's credit, though, once I requested a new aliquot of light green floss, they sent me twelve strands of the same color within about ten days.  Also, the symbols on the chart are TINY and very hard to read!  I saved the chart because the overall project came out so well, but it was a heck of a road to get there.

The image banner at the top of my blog is a detail shot of the border of this pattern.

"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - knotwork detail from border
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - knotwork detail from border

Here are pics from along the way:

"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - gold stitches in border only
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - gold stitches in border only

"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - lavender stitches added to border
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - lavender stitches added to border

"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - light and dark blue stitches added
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - light and dark blue stitches added

"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - first corner finished
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - first corner finished

"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - gold stitches in second corner
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - gold stitches in second corner

"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - lavender stitches added
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - lavender stitches added
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - three corners finished
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - three corners finished


"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - partially backstitched border
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - partially backstitched border.
The backstitching really makes the knotwork "pop"!


"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - lettering and backstitching finished, unframed
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - lettering and backstitching finished, unframed

"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - finished, framed
"Celtic Wedding Prayer" - finished, matted and framed

8 comments:

  1. Thank you! The border took a lot longer than I expected, but I am really happy with the end result and the finishing.

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  2. Thank you, you site is great.
    Visit here to buy a Cross stitch pattern

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  3. this is just lovely! what a wonderful gift, I do hope they TREASURE IT! greetings from NZ...back to looking for a cross stitch border pattern...

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  4. this is just lovely! what a wonderful gift, I do hope they TREASURE IT! greetings from NZ...back to looking for a cross stitch border pattern...

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  6. I just bought this today at our local Joann's at a reduced price--how random is that? I see what you mean about the tiny symbols on the chart--good thing our copier enlarges! Thanks for you comments and photos--it did come out beautifully! Mary in AZ (using hubby's account)

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