So I went looking for an alternative, and finally found Frozen Flower by Mabel Figworthy's Fancies.
This is what it will look like (but all in white) when I'm done:
Here are my progress pics so far (it's only 5"x5"):
It took a couple petals before I got the technique for the woven picots down pat. (You can barely see the goofy first few tries!)
Evolution of the cutwork:
I know ... it's a crazy amount of cutting, and I have a kazillion woven bars to do. :)