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