The kit contains fabric for the work, thread & thread sorter, a needle for embroidery, an instruction and a chart. Frame is not included.
The kit Forget Me Not is a worthy sequel to the collection of woman’s portrait embroideries of RIOLIS Premium brand.
This new image continues the set traditions of the series. It is not easy to get into the high society of our lovely ladies!
New heroine brings new features to this close group. If we would say that the element of two previous ladies was evening (cross stitch kits Velvet Evening and Lilac Evening), then our new friend is a morning beauty. Youth, freshness and innocence is what makes up the face of her beauty.
Compositional and semantic centre of the embroidered portrait is a bouquet of forget-me-nots. This key artistic detail reveals character and maybe even alludes to a love story. In the era to which our heroine belongs flowers were often used as a way to tell about your feelings without any words. There were floral dictionaries. Forget-me-nots meant true love, sincerity, consistency and loyalty. Looking at the young beauty and dreamy expression on her face, probably many of you will agree that the bouquet in her hands means exactly that.
Blue which is traditionally associated with loyalty and family in European culture is a colour accent of this picture. It vividly stands out from pastel background of other colours. It also emphasizes the harmony between bouquet and colour of the girl’s eyes. Sky blue is the colour of her soul.
Colour that is significant for the picture is highlighted by techniques that enliven the picture: embroidery with ribbons and beads. Ribbons on the hat are not just an image, they are real. It looks like the image starts to descend from the surface of fabric. Cross stitching of the bouquet flowers is enlivened by the use of beads and ribbons.
From technical point of view, cross stitch kit Forget Me Not is more suitable for experienced needlework fans. To finish the image, they will have to demonstrate their skills in several techniques: embroidery with stranded cotton threads (Anchor, 19 colours) in cross stitch and stitch, ribbons and beads.
Note that a careful designer work of light and shadow and texture is expressed in the embroidery chart in a quite frequent alternation of different shades of threads. Embroidery fabric will not cause any problems because the kit includes standard 14 ct Aida Zweigart fabric of pleasantly beige shade. The size of the finished portrait is quite big – 30 x 40 cm, which will require some patience while working. The background is not stitched and due to this the figure looks more alive and voluminous. Standard complectation of the kit includes special embroidery needle with blunt end and a thin bead needle. Also, do not forget about exclusive gift packaging of RIOLIS Premium brand!