Eggs Ala Round

$16.50

Eggs Ala Round is the 1st design introduced in the Ala Round Collection, which also includes Ornaments Ala Round and Snowmen Ala Round.

SKU: GP-174 Category:

Description

The inspiration to design Eggs Ala Round came from hand-painted eggs seen on display at the Brick City Cross Stitch shop in Ocala, FL.  These absolutely stunning creations were hand painted by Jeannie (who works in the shop), based upon the ancestral custom of egg painting, known as Pysanka. Considered Ukrainian in origin, Pysanka spread throughout the region of The Ukraine and Romania as an Easter tradition within the Orthodox Catholic Church. This fine art of egg painting was passed down from generation to generation.

 

The process involves emptying the egg of its contents, covering it with a thin layer of beeswax, and then using a special tool called a “kistka” or stylus to lightly carve the motifs into the egg. The egg goes through numerous dye dips, wax carvings, and additional wax dips to arrive at the finished product.

 

I’m not sure how and where Jeannie learned how to do this, but her artistic talent is amazing and the minute detail on these eggs was absolutely breathtaking! One region of Romania that is most famous for the art of egg painting is Bucovina.  In the early days of this folk art craft, the primary color of these eggs were red — symbolizing the death and resurrection of Christ at Easter. However, over time, other colors were introduced and the whole concept of egg painting spread around the world. Even today, Romanians believe that painted eggs bring luck and protect their homes against demons and unholy spirits. In some areas of Romania/The Ukraine, newlyweds keep painted eggs in their residences as charms to protect their home, bring balance in their lifes and secure a happy marriage.

 

Unlike the traditionally bright colors of the Pysanka eggs, I took some creative license and stayed more within a pastel palette of colors.

 

Fabric: Stitched on 28 count Chrysalis (New Color for 2011) Cashel Linen by Picture This Plus. Purchasing a fat 1/4 will work sufficiently, but only allow 2 1/2″ of selvage on the left and right sides. The model was stitched using a fat quarter.

Stitch Area: 190w x 190h 

Stitch Count: 182w X 182h

Design Area: 13″ Round

Fibers and Embellishments:  45 colors of Sullivans floss, 11 colors of Mill Hill Beads, 9 colors of Kreinik #4 Very Fine Braid, and 1 color of The Gentle Art.  Comparable colors provided for Anchor and DMC floss.

Sullivans, or

Anchor, or

DMC

45041

109

209

45042

108

210

45043

342

211

45071

117

341

45125

98

553

45126

96

554

45133

168

597

45134

167

598

45138

52

603

45139

50

604

45140

49

605

45172

293

727

45194

1043

772

45246

33

893

45261

204

913

45287

881

950

45290

206

955

45292

31

957

45299

206

966

45328

888

3045

45329

887

3046

45330

885

3047

45334

882

3064

45336

292

3078

45337

129

3325

45341

9

3341

45347

74

3354

45370

75

3733

45374

120

3747

45378

140

3755

45388

880

3774

45408

1060

3811

45416

279

3819

45420

300

3823

45421

8

3824

45439

128

3841

45452

313

3854

45453

311

3855

45466

73

151

45468

95

153

45471

121

156

45479

240

164

45480

278

165

45481

280

166

45495

6

967

Kreinik

#4 Very Fine Braid

Color

015

Chartreuse

021

Copper

024

Fuchsia

027

Orange

028

Citron

033

Royal Blue

002L

Chromo Gold (Holographics)

012L

Lavender-Tric (Holographics)

029L

Dyelectric Blue (Holographics

Mill Hill Beads

Color

00148

Pale Peach

00553

Old Rose

00557

Gold

00561

Ice Green

02005

Dusty Rose

02007

Satin Blue

02009

Ice Lilac

02031

Citron

03021

Royal Pearl

03052

Desert Peach

03504

Satin Moss

The Gentle Art

Color

0180

Spring Grass (4 skeins)

Additional information

Weight 0.188 oz

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