There are many, but the one person I would have liked to meet was Jean Hilton. Every day her stitches sneek their way into my designs and in many other fabulous designs out in the marketplace.
Japan has a name for their special people "National Treasures". Very apt, don't you think?
Jean's talent and giving nature has left behind a wealth of knowledge and some of the most complex and challenging designs. A friend was stitching Jean's stocking design "Visions of Sugarplums" which has such a "WOW...." factor that it immediately goes into your to-do list even if you have 1 gazzillion charts already. Although this chart is not for the faint hearted amongst the wealth of her designs she created you will find a piece to match your stitching mood.
Visions of Sugarplums, Jean Hilton, stitched by Anne R.
Below is another of Jean's designs being stitched by me called Dowaigac (WIP). This one is sooooo bright and uses 6 strands of marlitt rayon to execute the fushia coloured fleur d'ly stitches. It is quite a challenge to lay them correctly and I could cheated and used Neon Rays but where is the fun it that.
Dowaigac, by Jean Hilton
Happy stitching, bye for now, Carol