Rare Wentzler Mermaid Evenweave Cross Stitch Kit Seascape

Rare Wentzler Mermaid Evenweave Cross Stitch Kit Seascape


Manufacturer :  Teresa Wentzler

Availability : In-Stock


Teresa Wentzler's description of this exquisite design for the counted cross stitch enthusiast reads " A melancholy Pre-Raphaelite-style mermaid reclines upon a rocky, wave-battered outcropping. The wind tangles her long auburn tresses, and a stormy dawn sky casts an eerie glow over this fantasy scene. A shell-and-wave motif border finishes the design." She goes on further to list her influences in the design, which were numerous, and included the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: especially Rosetti and Waterhouse. The dream-like quality of the piece was achieved by striving for realism, yet placing within that "realistic" setting a totally imaginary being, herself rendered as realistically as possible. I think the phrase is "...the momentary suspension of disbelief". " The comments she's left us regarding the difficulty of the design read " This piece is fairly complex because of the many blended floss colors, and the over-one section. This portion of the design (over-one) should be stitched after all the over-two stitching has been completed to insure correct placement. Although the chart is computer generated, the symbols for the over-one section are quite small, and the chart is a pull-out that is folded twice"

Wow! This stunning piece can simply be summed up by saying it's exquisite, and you'll need experience to work this long out of production design.   Worked on 28 count evenweave fabric , and cotton flosses.  This piece arrived in battered packaging which has been replaced to keep piece clean and ready to work.

Size: 15 7/8" x 11 1/4"
Kit contains: 28 count evenweave fabric, cotton floss, needle, graph, instructions. Proudly made in the USA
Artist: Teresa Wentzler,
Manufacturer: Leisure Arts
Condition:  Vintage New in Replaced Packaging