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I long ago purchased a magnifier that clamps onto either the lamp or the frame of the project. The worst project I ever cross stitched was on 14 count black Aida. My two eldest got my tree frogs on black. The stitches were impossible to see without absolute bright sunlight. Even a great lamp did not help in less daylight.
Joan - the angels were kits that my mother got for me which included the cloth, floss and instructions. Instructions for the angels are still being offered by Lavender & Lace. Here's what they say about the Angel of Light: This is one of the first counted cross stitch angels designed by Marilyn Leavitt-Inblum in 1989. If stitched on 16 count Sage Aida or 32 count Natural Belfast Linen the design area is 10 3/4" by 14 3/4". Stitch count is 166 x 236. Both of my angels were on the 16 count Sage Aida. It took me a year to complete each angel and I needed a magnifier after a while to see the stitches! :-D Molly
M - when you say 166 x 236, do you mean centimeters or stitches?
Joan - I'm so glad you enjoy the pictures I post. However, I won't be doing any needlework in the near future because I have a jillion other projects going.Several years ago I finished two angels by Marilyn Leavitt Imblum - the Angel of Light and the Angel of Freedom. Each of them took a year to complete as they were 166x236. If you go to http://www.123stitch.com/landl.html, you'll see a picture of the various angels that Marilyn created, including those two angels. Molly
You go, Molly. I will look for you to post some work. I know it won't be soon, but please share.
Fodus - so the Norwegian in you likes this? I love it. I haven't done any embroidery in years because I became involved in decorative painting. This type of embroidery is almost tempting me back! Molly
Stunning work and great crispness of the photograph. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Wow. It is like crocheting and embroidery combined.