CROSS STITCH PATTERN DESIGNED BY Shannon Christine Designs
A beautiful young woman is lost in her thoughts, gazing into her crystal ball, as if trying to read her own future. In the background, a round white moon echoes the glass ball, hence the name of the design, Luna.
As is the case for all of Shannon Christine's designs, the needlework is really exquisitely detailed. The face and expression of the young woman are rendered in a fine combination of cross stitch, quarter stitches and backstitch, making for very fine lines and contours.
The medium's dress has ample folds and layers, with the satin-like fabric forming flows of wave-like patterns lit up by moonshine. The dress is embellished with color beads. The young woman is wearing a matching emerald green jewelry set, including a pendant, a brooch and a ring. In the background, rows of pumpkins set the tone for Halloween.
The piece was cross stitched on dark blue/grey fabric evoking night-time. You could also stitch this piece on a ligher color fabric, however you would loose the contrast of the moon against the night sky.
The cross stitch chart is very detailed. it comes with a color chart for the cross stitch part, then an extra black and white chart showing with maximum contrast where the backsktitch and beads fit in.
A cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 199 x148 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch,
Chart: Black & White, Color
Threads: DMC, Kreinik Very fine braid gold
Number of colors: 30
Other Supplies: Mill Hill Seed Beads
Themes: a beautiful fortune-teller gazing into a crystal ball