Sunday, January 15, 2012

Florentine Fantasy

Cover Photo Courtesy of Irina Gorin
"Florentine Fantasy" is a chart by The Artists Collection, Needle Adventures Series, published in 1993.  It diagrams two bargello pieces, one a small box top size and the other a longer rectangle.  This chart is fairly easily available today.  This site has three for sale.
http://www.crossstitchers.com/shop/store.php?Florentine%2520Fantasy&view=AC75-155

Close Up

The Artists Collection published three other Loretta charts under the Artists Colletions name--Medallions, Today is Someday, and Bargello Fantasy.

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Chart Models Courtesy of Irina Gorin
Several folks have stitched this piece and posted photographs on their blogs.  Here is The Committed Stitcher, who used red, white and blue for colors.  The final piece is shown below.
http://blog.fiberholic.net/2007/09/florentine-fantasy-framed.html

Florentine Fantasy Framed, Courtesy of Meg W.

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