The "Home Sweet Home" Fine Art Giclee print is a reproduction of a hand-made cross stitch that captures the Victorian styling of the Cartoon Network original series, "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends." This Fine Art Giclee is approximately 19-inches tall x 13-inches long and is limited to only 500 pieces! This piece was created to evoke the feel of an antique "Home Sweet Home" Country Sampler and was meticulously stitched by Dale McCracken, the brother of the series' creator, Craig McCracken. It was produced on 25 count hand-dyed linen with hand-dyed cotton thread, some of which were dyed by their mother, textile artist, Eva Lynn McCracken.
Giclee (pronounced "zhee-clay") is an invented name for the process of making fine-art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word was coined to distinguish commonly known industrial "Iris proofs" from the fine-art prints artists were producing on the same printers. The name has since come to mean any high-quality, ink-jet print, and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such. In the past few years, the word (as a fine-art term) has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant "archival" inks and the inkjet printers that use them. A wide variety of substrates are available, including various textures and finishes such as matte photo paper, watercolor paper, cotton canvas, or artist textured vinyl.