This is a competition piece for WCOB. It is a small voided work piece in the Assisi style. It was completed on 28 count white linen, using two strands of Eterna stranded silk using long armed cross stitch. The finished piece is about 25cm long. It took me about 30 hours to do. I haven't done alot of cross stitch so it was a bit of a challenge. In the end I was really enjoying working on it. I also love the top and bottom borders on this design. Very simple to do, but a really elegant touch. I sewed the hems with linen thread. I won first prize in the competition for this piece. (I won a cool little wooden needlecase with our company arms painted on the end).
The above image is the original pattern I used from Bassee (details in documentation).
For more information on this piece and voided work in particular, see the documentation for this piece: Voided Work Cloth - Oct, 2003 (.pdf 710kb)