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Fantasy Triptych

Release date: February, 1996

Stitch count: 151H x 228W
Model stitched on: 25 count antique white Lugana® from Zweigart®
Model size: 12.125" x 18.25"

Chart: computer generated
Leaflet: not available
Kit: not available
Downloadable Chart: available

Design available ONLY via PatternsOnLine.com.

©Leisure Arts, Inc. P.O. Box 55595, Little Rock, AR 72215

Description: A dramatic design in three parts: In the large central panel, a massive, many-towered stone castle dominates the surrounding forest, its reflection visible in the still water of a nearby lake. To the right, a knight in full armor, sword at his side, rides his splendidly appointed war horse. To the left, a maiden dressed in a blue dress and mauve cape rides a unicorn through the countryside. A gothic-inspired tracery border featuring beads and specialty stitches completes the triptych.

Background Information: I've always wanted to design a triptych: it seems to me to be an ideal means for storytelling...three separate scenes all inter-related, perhaps chronological in nature... or maybe three different scenes all frozen in the same moment of time? Who knows for sure? Everyone who sees this design will probably have a different "version" of the "story" (whatever that may be!). I also wanted to design this piece so each scene could stand on its own compositionally and be stitched separately, if so desired. Originally, I had planned to do this triptych on a grander scale, and design each panel as a separate piece....

Stitching Comments: This is a large and involved piece: lots of fractional stitches, a *huge* floss list (about half of which are blends), small over-one sections (faces), and a couple specialty stitches thrown in for good measure. The chart is printed larger than most, and is very clear and easy to read; it is a pull-out, folded twice.

Specialty Stitches: diamond eyelet, plaited cross

Important Tips: See: Charting Technique, Organizing Floss, Large Designs, Specialty Stitches, Miscellaneous Tips

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