I have seen many cross-stitches in my day, but never like this.
This is a photorealistic cross-stitch. A monochromatic detail of a flower, even. Let me zoom in a little closer so it can be truly appreciated.
Nope, definitely not grandma's sampler. And I have to tell you I LOVE what's going on with
I have blogged in the past about the framing of cross-stitches. They get stretched and pinned around acid-free foamboard, and then either framed like a canvas (frame/no glass) for purists, or framed like an art print (frame/mat/glass) for a more contemporary look. But recently, I have framed textiles in a third way (frame/spacers/glass). This way allows the art to still look as though it is treated as a canvas, but protects the fibers from the elements while not squishing them.
Here it is with museum glass, finished with a bright white linen liner and a streamlined muted beveled frame.