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Simon-Musician Cross Stitch


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Skills Needed

  • Back Stitch

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I draw charts to all my patterns by hands, so they are not just a product of an 'uncaring' computer program . After charting, I stitch my design myself checking and improving the chart making it easier to read and stitch. Download my free Simon-Musician pattern as an sample of my charts. Try your needle on it. And then, welcome to my shop :) Simon-Musician is a popular Belarusian folklore character. Enjoy your stitching! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cross stitch half cross stitch back stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 108 x 77 stitches 20 x 14.5 cm

Supplies Needed

  • Aida Rustic 14
  • hoop
  • DMC floss, 18 colors

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Iryna Varabei -- pa-belarusku (in Belarusan) Iryna Varabei, embroidery designer. Unique ethno-modern Patterns for Embroidery based on Belarusan traditional motifs and images. Iryna came to Canada in 1999, when she was 40, bringing her old dream along. She had desired just to stitch (meant that back home, she had no opportunities to...). In 2005, she joined the Toronto Guild of Stitchery. Now, she is happy to offer to Canadian and American stitchers her own designs. All of them are based on Belarusan traditional ornamental motifs or on Belarusan images. Iryna tries to transform the traditional patterns into modern designs enriched with diversity of stitching techniques. "I work in different techniques, with different colours, but I still think Belarusan", she says. In a country rich from the stitching traditions of many nations, needleworkers can now try their needles at stitching a piece inspired by the traditions of Belarusan needlework and to include it in the mosaic of Canadian stitching styles. Iryna Varabei's work has been regularly published in A Needle Pulling Thread magazine and displayed at the Creative Festival in Toronto. -------------------------- Take a journey and learn about Belarusan spirituality while immersing yourself in Belarusan folk wisdom. According to Belarusan beliefs, when you feel a need to commune with God there are three ways to ensure your prayers are heard. First, you can go to church and pray. You can also light a candle and pray. Lastly, you can embroider while meditating on your prayer, for doing embroidery is communicating with God. Belarusans have preserved ancient Aryan symbolic scripts by transforming them into ornamental stitchery. For generations they have passed on the traditions, symbols and wisdom of their grandmothers. They still believe the adage, "While your hands are stitching, your heart communes with God. Stitched symbols are a way to communicate with the spiritual realm."