Skye is not lacking in imaginative and talented artists, be they painters or photographers. One painter, Eliza Wright, of 2 Fishes Designs, to be found in Elgol, has taken to the reproduction of scenes and images that capture memories and are treasures to return to with an affectionate gaze…through cross stitching the customer’s pictures. The resultant designs can then be stitched by them as participants in the creative process.
Each one has been designed and stitched by Eliza Wright herself; she does not simply take photographs and have the computer turn them into charts. Eliza works each design like a painting, with the added complication that every brush stroke, or in this case stitch, has to be recorded to produce the finished chart. Cross stitch is an excellent medium for reproduction. If your stitching is reasonably neat and accurate, you can achieve a finished work of art that is every bit as good as the original. Your turn!