Jack Vettriano cross stitch

I’m afraid this is another look at my archives…in this case here is a cross stitch design of the famous “singing butler” painting by Jack Vettriano.

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It’s my own design and this is clear to see…the colours are off, the proportions of sand to sky are off (there is actually more sand but I miscalculated the frame size and so it is folded within the back of the frame), but I like that, it’s my take on the piece.

It was also my first attempt at a more intricate painting, its obviously a harder design than my earlier Picasso piece but I think they compliment each other nicely.

You can’t really see the size of the piece but its about 10 x 15cm. Its also stitched on the smallest Aida I have. I usually stitch on 14 count but bought a huge piece in a scrap bucket at a craft stall thinking that by eye it looked like my normal fabric. Wrong! Its a lot small which does work out handy when you’re doing an intricate design on small scale.

As you can see I love my shabby chic’d frames and you will see a few more instances during the course of this blog.

That’s all folks

Jessica x x x

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