I tried to represent my various interests (current and past) as best
as possible in a one inch square. I've been a typesetter (hence my
interest in type faces and the shapes of letters), and a graduate
art history student (with a minor in Northern Renaissance engravings
and Medieval illuminated manuscripts). The format of the initial and
the colors I used were inspired by illuminated manuscripts, and because
I did my undergraduate work in painting, I wanted to make the colors
(the blue of the initail in particular) look as though they were applied
withwatercolor. I exchanged the blue of the cornflower that frequently
appears in manuscripts for the orange-red of an indigenous flower
I knew in my childhood as an Indian paintbrush. This reflects my interest
in what is traditionally (and erroneously) termed as non-Western art,
particularly that of Native Americans". I am now a full-time
mother of a smart, beautiful little girl who makes my life interesting
and full of wonder every day! She will be two years old on the 27th
of December. Her name is Kathryn (my middle name), and we call her
Kate - hence the initial "K" (December, 1998)
Design by: Patti
Location: Woodside, NY
When/How did you
first start cross stitching?
My first cross
stitching experience was over 15 years ago. I made a small stick pin and
a Christmas ornament--both were kits I'd received as gifts.
What do you enjoy
most about cross stitching?
I most enjoy watching
the various stitches and thread colors bring alive a design. Cross stitching
feeds my tendency to obsess over details by rewarding me with a beautiful
What are your favorite
Cross Stitch Subjects?
My favorite subjects
are frameable objects inspired by medieval illuminated manuscripts. I
particularly like to work on fine linen with many colors and lots of tiny
What is your Favorite
stitched only three of TW's designs and I enjoyed them all: the Birth
Announcement, the English Garden sampler, and the English Cottage sampler.
I'm hoping that TW will design a family tree project soon! Maybe that
will be my favorite?
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