Byzantine Angels

Hello stitchers!

I have been thinking of designing angels for a long time. These are the Byzantine, or red angels.


They come in different shapes and sizes.

Octagon, round, square, arch and rectangle.


They are painted on 18 count, but could be on a smaller count, such as 16, if you prefer.

To give you a sense of size, the rectangular angel below is 3.5″ x 6.5″ on 18 count. On 16 count, the octagonal angel is 4″.

The smaller canvases would be wonderful Christmas ornaments.

I think the arch and rectangular canvases would be beautiful if framed and set upon a stand, or finished as stand-ups.

Below is a photo of a rectangle angel that I am stitching.  I am using lots of gold and will bead all of the little rectangles in the inner arched frame. I love the bright green feet against the intense red. The wings have an intricate pattern of Treasure Braid and beads. I am sorry the photo does not have more definition – I’ll snap a better one when I have finished.

My next post will be the Cloisonné angels, in wonderful shades of blues and golds, and whose arms are opened in a blessing.

Have a wonderful day, and a happy Thanksgiving week, Joan


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