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Berries, Birds, and Blooms

  • $14.00
Qty:  
  • Weight
    5.0000 oz
  • SKU
    BRD-108

Charting for a sampler and four needlework smalls.

Stitch counts:

Sampler – 175 H x 122 W
Scissor Fob - 24 H x 33 W (2)
Pinkeep - 41 H x 49 W (2)
Floss Ring Tag - 50 H x 32 W (2) 
Needlebook - 46 H x 106 W

Models are stitched on 32-count Chantilly Creme hand-dyed fabric from Lakeside Linens.

Models are stitched with Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss (DMC equivalents provided):

Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss (DMC) - 5 yard skeins - 1 skein needed unless noted:
Bordeaux (902) - 2 skeins
Bright Leaf (435) - 2 skeins
Carrot (402)
Chestnut (898) 
Curry (3821) - 2 skeins
Deep Sea (930)
Iris (3835) 
Lilac (210)
Monkey Grass (3345) - 2 skeins
Scuppernong (3347) - 2 skeins
Sky (932)
Sweetheart Rose (3716)

DMC 3770 - for needlework smalls only - matches linen color 

Floss estimation is for stitching the sampler and four smalls shown as directed (two strands of floss over-two linen threads) on 32-count fabric. DMC equivalents are only approximate, as there are no exact equivalents for hand-dyed fibers.

Package contains charting for the sampler and four needlework smalls, stitching instructions, stitch diagrams, complete finishing instructions for the needlework smalls, and an alphabet/numbers for personalization.

I encourage you to use floss and fabric colors that match your personality and style.

Stitches (diagrams for all stitches are provided):

Cross Stitch over two linen threads
Back Stitch

Smyrna Cross Stitch

Finishing Supplies for needlework smalls:

Coordinating wool fabric/felt (needlebook)
Coordinating cotton lining fabric (needlebook)
Quilt Batting (needlebook and pinkeep)
Matching pins (pinkeep)
Mat board or poster board (pinkeep)
Skirtex or Eazy Felt (floss ring tag)
Eyelets and eyelet tool (floss ring tag)
Loose leaf/book ring (floss ring tag)
DMC 6-strand embroidery floss - 3 skeins 3347 (twisted cord)
Kreinik Custom Corder (mini drill for making twisted cord)
Fiberfill, cotton balls, or your choice of "stuffing" (scissor fob)
Basic sewing supplies and iron

Finishing ideas: individual sections of the sampler could be stitched alone to make ornaments, stand-ups, knob hangers, magnets, and/or bookmarks...this gives you a chance to be creative!

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