Baroque – Something new
I finally settled on a Jean Hilton chart that was given to me by a good friend and had some threads with it as she had completed the design. The title is Baroque. I have almost all of Jean Hilton’s old original designs. They are so beautiful and always a challenge. I am working on dark green canvas. The outline stitches are done in #5 pearl.
Years ago when I was working on one of Jean’s designs and discussing a problem I was having with the chart . . . .to my surprise she responded to my blog post. I felt very honored that she followed my blog and we had quite a discussion on the chart. We lost a very important part of needlework history when we lost Jean.
Old charts present a bit of a challenge as most of them are hand drawn. How quickly we become spoiled with computerized instructions and diagrams. Than goodness teachers took the time to do charts by hand.