A Whole Page devoted to just versions of Cirque des Cercles
(lots of pictures, so loading time might not be instantaneous.)

   
   
   
   
Cdc by Marti L Martha in Florida stitched hers on black 28 ct evenweave over 2 with 2 strands Silk 'n Colors Mermaid Shimmer.
by Leigh Leigh stitched hers using Vikki Clayton's Dragon Hoard premium floss on black linen. Just beautiful!
by Abi Abi used two different weights of Vikki Clayton's silk to achieve the contrast you see. The heavier premium weight really features the center circles proudly. The silk color was Midnight Rainbow on 28 ct white opalescent Lugana. Fantastic!
by Louanne Louanne used Vikki Clayton's HDF in a variegated Tugtupite color 1 strand over 1 on black 25 ct Lugana. Wow!
by Lisa G

Lisa G sent me this photo. It's stitched on 32 ct antique white reflections lugana from Silkweavers, 2 x 2, using DMC variegated #53.  Hope you can see the sparklies in the fabby.

What a beautiful piece, Lisa!

CdC by Cassie

And you might be asking yourself, "huh?"

I see a flag - She must have the wrong picture up.

I've always encouraged stitchers to take my designs, especially the monochromes, and to make them their own. Whether this is done by picking new and interesting floss/fabric combination or...

superimposing an image of a waving flag over the chart and creating a subtle masterpiece like this (well the CdC part is subtle!)

Detail of Cassie's CdC

This stunning piece was stitched by Cassie F. with a special frame built by her grandpa out of recycled fence wood. She stitched 2 X 1 on 28 ct Lugana hand-dyed in "Sky" by Sugar Maple Fabrics with Eterna silk floss (2860, 2820, 1690, 1670 and 10.)

So, ask yourself - what would you dream up now if I sent a box of colored pencils in with your order? Take a step to the left and join us outside the box... and send me a photo to share when you are done.

Cdc by Juls Juls used Thread Gatherer's Silk n Colors - Desert on 32 ct Silvery Moon linen. What an exciting finish!
by Nadia Nadia did hers 1x1 on 27ct black evenweave with Threadworx 1154 - Bradley's Balloons. What a beautiful and cheerful version.
by Isabelle This one is from Isabelle. Lovely job!
Nicole D's CDC This has to be spectacular in person! Nicole used Silkweavers 28 ct Violet Mist Lugana using Hand-Dyed Fibers Grapevine silk floss - 1over 1.
by Marie-Antoinette Marie-Antoinette used Silk 'n Colors:  019 Tropical sea, 130 Copper rose, 056 Mermaid Shimmer, 170 Pink elephant and 119 Sweet lavender on 18 count black aida. Don't these colors look great against the black!
by Waya Waya was inspired by Valerie's colors (below). She used her own placement on a 32 count linen "Thunderstorm" by Silkweaver to create this one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Amaaaaazing.
by Phaedra Phaedra used DMC Variations #4240 on a marbled 14 ct aida on this classy version. The subtle changes in floss color look so nice on that warm golden color. Beautiful job!
Joyce's version Joyce did hers using Waterlilies "Cocoa" floss on a special hand-dyed opalescent linen by Tammy at Stab and Stash.
Brandy's CDC

**Updated - it's back from the Framers! WOW**

Brandy in CA used 28ct lugana in Leather by Stab and Stash (2 over 2) in Fishpepper 4431 (main color) and Fire Dragon (background color) silks by Hand Dyed Fibers. Great use of two spectacular colors!

CDC by Emily Emily's version is on 28ct Jobelyn in the color of Buttermilk with Banana Split by Carrie's Threads.

Genie's Cercles

Genie recreated the classic version in golds on black. Always a knockout!
Christine's CDC

Christine in Kansas used 32 ct Amsterdam Blue Lugana with Silk ‘N Colors, one strand over two. The three silk colors were Linsey Woolsey, Autumn Bouquet, and Willow Green.

Joslyn's CDC

Joslyn used 22 ct aida in Ivory with DMC 111 and 115. Another stunner. Wow.

CDC by Deb

Deb S used Carrie’s Floss in “Bliss” over 1 on 32 ct wedgewood Lugana.  Wow!

Amanda's CDC

Amanda used Carrie’s Floss in “Tie Dye” on 28 ct white opalescent fabric, 2 over 2.  Beautiful!

CDC by Nikki

Nikki also did her fantastic version 1 over 1: 28 count Ash Rose Linen with Needle Necessities floss #158. 

CDC by Beth

Beth used Needle Necessities “Calypso” (3 strands) on 14 ct Navy Aida.  What a vibrant combination! She also notes that the design can be hung in the vertical orientation well, too.

Lana's CDC

Lana used Vicki Clayton’s Hand Dyed silk in Dragon’s Blood 2 strands over 2 on Silkweaver’s Precious Metals.  Oh, if you could only see the sparklies that showed up in the bigger version of this photo!

Bette's CDC

Stitched by Bette at the Needler’s Nest.  She used “Palomino” Northern Lights silk (by Needlepoint Inc.) thread one strand over one on 25 ct. Victorian Christmas Green.

by Tami

Stitched by Tami using HDF premium weight Amethyst silk 1 strand over 2 on Navy Jobelin 28 count.

Becki's CDC

Becki B. stitched this over one thread on 25ct. navy lugana with DMC color variations 4220. What a beautiful combination for a miniature masterpiece. Well Done!

Marie's Beaded CDC

This is the much-talked-about fabulous BEADED version that Marie stitched.

Yes, it is entirely beaded and weighs in at 3lb 7oz.

 Marie used R&R Woodlawn linen with Delica Beads.

Maxine's CDC

Maxine stitched this beautiful version on Silkweaver’s Smoky Green 32 count Lugana over 2 with 1 strand of Vikki Clayton’s Hand Dyed Premium silk in Dragon Hoard.

CDC by Valerie

Now is this not truly amazing!?!

Valerie J. of CA used colored pencils on the Cirque des Cercles chart to shade in areas for placement of DMC on a black background.

C’est Magnifique!

Because so many of you asked, Valerie was kind enough to provide the list of colors she used: Yellow 3855; Blues 518 & 519; Purples 210, 3746 & 3834; Pinks/Burgundy 3687, 3688, 3689, 223, 3685; and Greens 989, 470, 367, 3815, 3362 and 164 around all the main circles. We do not have a map of exact color placement, but you can use the photo for reference.

Nicole's cdc

Cirque des Cercles by Nicole - another amazing overdyed thread on opalescent fabric.

Jen's CDC

Jenifer used 1 strand of HDF “Fire Dragon” silk floss over 2 threads of Lakeside Linen’s 40 count “Sugared Ginger” for this Cirque des Cercles version. Wow!

CDC by Marc

Cirque des Cercles by Marc Davis using DMC variegated gold #111, one strand over 2 on 32 ct black evenweave.  Stunning seems to be everyone’s adjective of choice!

Debbie's CDC

Debbie Draper completed this simply lovely version of Cirque des Cercles using Carrie’s Creation Magenta thread over 2 threads of 40 ct linen.