Victorian Lady- The Dance Card


Victorian Lady
© Joan A. Elliott
Photo © Future Publishing, Ltd.

The  second in the series of historical figures is now out in the latest  issue of Cross Stitch Collection, Issue 221.  Stitched on Polstitches beautiful ‘delicate roses’ 28 count Jobelan, this charming figure stands poised for the next dance at the ball, her list of suitors carefully written down on her dance card. The colors were chosen from the  amazing high fashion palettes of Victorian times. Her dress of elegant satins and lace are resplendent with shimmering Kreinik threads along the edges and Mill Hill pearls and sparkling beads, from her hair ornaments and beaded purse down to the delicate hem of her dress. You can almost hear the rustling of her skirts as she steps out to the dance floor. This is one of my favorite time periods and it was a delight to visit it once again as we travel together through time on our fashion journey.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valerie Bongards
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 15:58:04

    Gorgeous!! My copy is on it’s way!!

    I’ve just finished the Rose Goddess and am about a third the way through the Green Goddess. Am really enjoying stitching them. I plan a year of stitiching as many of your designs as possible!!!

    in Germany


  2. Heidi
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 17:11:39

    Perfection! 😀 You continue to amaze! ❤ Thank you Joan Elliott!!!


  3. Christine Reinbolt Wilson
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 19:10:01

    she is beautiful!!


  4. Vanessa
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 19:40:15

    Gorgeous! i love the color palette! now I’m already starting to wonder what the last lady will be………………..? =)


  5. joanelliott
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 19:53:11

    Two more to come Vanessa 🙂


  6. Vanessa
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 22:54:10

    ooooohhhh! Even better! I’m drooling just thinking about it! =)


  7. Heidi
    Mar 16, 2013 @ 03:18:16

    Woo! 2!!! 😀

    I thought there was only one more too……… what a pleasant surprise!


  8. Sarah
    Mar 16, 2013 @ 03:47:25

    I am almost done with my ‘Perfect Poise’ Victorian lady, this one looks a lot like her! They would make a great set together, can’t wait until that magazine issue comes to my bookstore! Thank you so much Joan for another Victorian lady!


  9. Marcia L.
    Mar 16, 2013 @ 20:41:44

    She’s lovely! I especially like your use of beads as the buttons on her gloves and on her reticule and in her hair! Wonderful!!


  10. jade taylor
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 15:29:26

    Hi joan do u sell charts seperately from the mags as I have missed a few? Would love to stitch a few to make a set…even if it does take years!


    • joanelliott
      Mar 19, 2013 @ 15:42:27

      I do. Just go to the chartpacks page on this blog and you will see what I have. If something isn’t there that you want just email me. X Joan


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