(formerly TW Designworks)
Release date: February, 1990
count: 198Hx 242W
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Description: A graceful strawberry-chestnut hunter with a cream mane and tail is bedecked with golden ropes and tassels, a turquoise blanket, an ornate saddle, and grape-laden vines. More grapevines are entwined around the lattice-patterned border.
Background Information: I have always been captivated by carousel horses, especially those carved in the highly realistic manner known as the "Philadelphia" style. The challenge for me was to capture that "frozen" movement in a series of detailed carousel horses, each representing a season of the year. "Fall" is a type of carousel animal known as a "jumper"- an animal designed to have all four feet up off the carousel platform, which moves up and down as the carousel turns. It is interesting to note that after the advent of the electrical overhead drive, which made this movement possible, most carousel manufacturers opted to keep stationery animals on the outside rows, and placed "jumpers" on the inside rows.
Stitching Comments: This is a large design, with lots of quarter stitches and backstitching. The border adds a significant amount of work to the piece; it may be omitted if desired.
Specialty Stitches: none
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