2 Fishes Designs - Eliza Wright, Isle of Skye
Living on Skye all year round, watching the changing seasons, inspired me at first to paint pictures for people, memories to treasure when their holiday was over. And then I thought, how much more rewarding for the owners of those pictures if they could be, not just observers of what I had done, but participants in the creative process themselves. That's how my cross stitch designs began.
Every one has been designed and stitched by myself, I do not simply take photographs and have the computer turn them into charts. I work each design like a painting, with the added complication that every brush stroke, or in this case stitch, has to be recorded to produce the finished chart. In cross stitch we have an excellent medium for reproduction. If your stitching is reasonably neat and accurate, you can achieve a finished work of art that is every bit as good as the original.
|Skye Classics||Celtic Saints||The Lindisfarne Collection|
|Four Views Series||Summer on Skye||Samplers|
|More Landscapes...||Silk Shading||Silk Cross Stitch|
A range of charts with a Highlands and Islands Theme, including MacLeod's Tables, see left. These designs are on a small scale suitable for miniature pictures, cards and bookmarks. Scenes include:
Broadford Bay, The Cuillin from Gesto, Dunvegan Head, Loch Carron, Plockton, Skye Bridge, Castle Moil Kyleakin, Eilean Donan Castle, Castle Urquhart, Loch Gilchrist and Blaven, Marsco and Sgurr nan Gillean, The Cuillin From Elgol, and Duntulm Castle.
more cross stitch designs of Highlands and Islands scenery. At the moment we have just one - Pinnacle Ridge - but hope to include many more later!
Cross stitch designs of Skye's best-loved views. Including:
Blaven across Loch Slapin, Loch Coruisk, Sgurr nan Gillean and The Cuillin from Elgol.
The Skye Heath Sampler and The Skye Flowers Sampler.
Saint Columba, the second in a series of designs featuring Celtic Saints who worked to spread Christianity throughout dark age Britain.
Charts inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels:
St Cuthbert's Cormorant and The Gabriel Hound.
Silk cross stitch and shading designs developed in association with Pearsall's Embroidery.
A series of embroidery designs which aim to capture the island in its most beautiful season:
The Cuillin Hills, The Road to Elgol, Scenes from Sleat and North Skye Views.
Cross stitch charts can be ordered on-line or by mail.
Enquiries or comments welcome.