(formerly TW Designworks)
CarouselRelease date: June, 1988
162H x 254W
drawn originally. Now computer generated.
©Leisure Arts, Inc. P.O. Box 55595, Little Rock, AR 72215
Description: Intricately detailed carved horses parade endlessly to old-time organ music under the striped canopy of this ornate antique carousel. The floss colors are slightly faded, like the paint on your favorite carousel's spirited mounts, magically frozen in time... ...Careful!!! Don't lean out too far...you can almost reach that brass ring...just a little farther...
Background Information: What is more magical than a carousel?...It is fantasy made manifest. No wonder carousels are loved by adults as well as children. This design was inspired by the art of the carousel that flourished around the turn of the century. Particularly inspiring to me is the "Philadelphia" style, which, at its height, featured highly realistic carvings of all types of animals, including horses. During the carousel's "golden age", the various carousel manufacturers and their gifted carvers attempted to out-do each other with ever-more delicate and refined carvings, and ever-more fabulous carousel frame decoration. Of course, only a few full carousels survive intact today, carefully tended, and still much-loved. My design is an attempt to capture some of that magic...and a few of the memories...
Stitching Comments: This piece has lots of quarter stitches, but the floss list is fairly small, with only a few blends. You may opt for a lighter color fabric for this design, as the natural linen is quite dark and "antique", which makes the floss colors appear very muted.
Specialty Stitches: lazy-daisy
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