Cross-stitch portrait of Nikolay Gres

nikolay gres stitch

Author: Kathryn Shinko

Here is a cross-stitch project I am doing of Nikolay Gres. It isn’t quite done yet. Of course I used the photograph to assist me, but the design and color choices are my own. I know there are computer programs out there that allow you to upload a JPG and it calculates the colors and makes a pattern for you, but that isn’t my way! I did it manually. Consequently, I’ve been working on this ever since January: the design, and the stitching, which I actually started two other times and abandoned because the color choices weren’t right yet. But I’m very excited about it. 🙂 Please let me know what you think.


9 comments on “Cross-stitch portrait of Nikolay Gres

  1. Linda says:

    It’s beautiful!

  2. KAPPSA says:

    Great work! Well done!

  3. Gloria says:

    Beautiful hand work. Bravo!!

  4. muffin says:

    It is so beautiful and incredible to make it without the help of computer!

  5. alisalv says:

    beautiful!! I love it!

  6. russiandoll87 says:

    Linda, Debbie, and Misha: Thank you so much for posting my work on this site. I was so excited when I saw it on the Red Army Choir blog! I’ll let you all know when it’s done, and have a picture of it too! 🙂

  7. russiandoll87 says:

    And thank you everyone for your encouraging comments! 🙂

  8. jghibbard says:

    Great job! It’s a lot of work to do without a computer. I’m really impressed.

  9. Adam says:

    Incroyable ! C’est vraiment magnifique !
    Je suis très impressionné.

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