Is anyone out there? Bueller? Bueller? I’m feeling a bit lonely — like I’m just babbling into space…So, I thought we might have a little contest — and I can do some market research at the same time.
I’m currently in the process of navigating the business license requirements for my new location — I’m hoping to re-open Golden Circle Designs all the way in the next two months. I’ve done this before, and I’ve been .
The designs are living on my computer and almost ready to go again include (I’ll post photos below):
- Lucinda in the Rose garden (about 14X14″)
- Draco, the dragon, (5X7″)
- The Gryphon, (5X7″)
- Accipiter, the Hawk (5X7″)
- Rosa, the Rose (3X5″)
- Violetta, the Violet (3X5″)
- Papaver, the poppy (3X5″)
I want to apologize for the bad photography. These were the best files I still had from way back. There will be new photography for the new releases of the charts. For reference: Lucinda is stitched on 32 count twilight blue linen from Wichelt, the Bestiary pieces are on Cashel Dirty Linen, and the Herbals are on 28 count in Old barn or some such (it’s a very greyed out brown… the poppy is the closest to the actual fabric.)
Also in the work needing models stitched, finished:
- Talieson in the Rose Garden (Lucinda’s Partner)
- Fleur de Lis, Iris (3X5″)
- Catte et Mus, Cat and Mouse
- Calliope, First in a series of 9 muses by artist Cherie Daniels
- Spot Samplers, Esther and Della, and the infamous Tramatina (that last one’s going to take TIME to get finished!)
- Several square pillow designs
- Several band samplers for 8X10 frames
The marketing question —
Which direction would you like me to lean for publication immediately — samplers, pictures, or both? (In other words, which pieces would you like me to stitch and get to market first?)
The contest —
I’ve got a copy of Reader’s Digest The Art of William Morris in Cross Stitch to give away. comment on this post with your answer to my marketing question, and I’ll put all the names in a hat and have my godson pull one out for the winner on February 2. This is beautiful edition of reproductions in cross stitch of some of William Morris’ most beautiful designs. I love the charts, and I love the designs, but I just don’t have time to stitch them any more, and this book deserves to be loved. It’s a hardbound book, with a paper dust cover. The charts are beautifully done, and the chapters include a bit of the history of the pieces reproduced.