Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stunning Stained Glass From Laura Perin

Do I need to state it? Okay, I will. Laura Perin's done it again! Her latest design, reminiscent of her recent long panel designs stitch-wise, is a gorgeous bit of colorplay set up in a classic stained-glass window format.

Laura's calling this "Stained Glass Windows." The chart comes with a bag of gold glass seed beads and calls for 2 skeins of Caron Collection Watercolours, 11 skeins of DMC #5 Perle Coton, 4 reels of YLI Shimmer Blend Ribbon Floss, and 3 spools of Kreinik #8 Braid. We think the effect is simply stunning!

We've pulled together the threads and are offering kits for all three colorways, and we're hard-pressed to decide which is our favorite. The cover model is based on Watercolours Lexi's Blue. Just feast your eyes on these beautiful blues and greens:

I'm leaning toward the one based on Watercolours Ethiopia, a rich tapestry of purples and oranges:

Are those threads not to die for?

I think Dawn is torn between the blue and the third one based on Watercolours Mystery Mix (don't you love that name?). It's a gorgeous melange of reds and golds:

Decisions, decisions. What one will you pick?