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Mischief at Midnight

  • $16.00

Charting for a Halloween needlework tray (also suitable for framing), needlebook gate, pinkeep, and scissor fob.

Stitch counts:

Halloween Tray Base (or framed design) – 127 H x 127 W
Halloween Tray Walls - 24 H x 132 W (8) 
Scissor Fob - 28 H x 28 W (2)
Pinkeep - 30 H x 30 W (2)
Needlebook - 38 H x 84 W (2)

Models are stitched on 30-count Tiger's Eye hand-dyed linen from Weeks Dye Works. Fabric cut for 30-count: 18" H x 34" W (1/3 yard) Layout diagram included.

NOTE: All included finishing measurements and the needlebook template are designed for 30-count linen. If you adjust your linen count, will will need to make the necessary adjustments to the finishing measurements and the needlebook template.

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

Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss (DMC) - 5 yard skeins:
Carrot (922) - 2 skeins
Chestnut (838) - 3 skeins
Galvanized (645) - 1 skein
Grits (White) - 2 skeins
Hazelnut (420) - 1 skein 

Kohl (310) - 7 skeins
Moss (580) - 1 skein 
Sweet Potato (920) - 1 skein
Whiskey (3821) - 1 skein

1 Skein DMC 6-strand cotton embroidery floss - 301 - matches linen color (Back Stitches for finishing all pieces)

Floss estimation is for stitching the needlework tray and three needlework smalls shown as directed (two strands of floss over-two linen threads) on 30-count fabric. DMC equivalents are only approximate, as there are no exact equivalents for hand-dyed fibers.

Package contains charting for the needlework tray and three needlework smalls, stitching instructions, stitch diagrams, complete finishing instructions for the tray, needlebook gate, scissor fob, and pinkeep, needlebook template, 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
Cross Stitch over-one linen thread 

Back Stitch

Tent Stitch or Basketweave Tent Stitch
Smyrna Cross Stitch
French or Colonial Knots

Finishing Supplies for needlework smalls:


DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss - 2 skeins 310 (twisted cord)
Stiffened Felt or Skirtex - model used E-Z Felt by C.P.E. Inc. - white (tray, pinkeep, needlebook)
Coordinating Cotton Quilting Fabric (bottom of tray)
Transparent Nylon Thread (tray)
2 Neo Magnets - model used 2 round 1/2" diameter 1/8" thick (tray/needlebook)
1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon - black (needlebook)
Wool Felt or Fabric - black (needlebook)
Fusible Lightweight Interfacing (needlebook, scissor fob)
Heavy Cardstock or Comic Book Board (pinkeep)
Rick Rack - Wrights Baby Rick Rack 1/4" (400-031) - Black (pinkeep)
Matching Pins (pinkeep)
Fiberfill (scissor fob)
Kreinik Custom Corder (mini drill for making twisted cord)
Basic sewing supplies, your choice of adhesive (if not lacing), and an iron


Finished tray stitched on 30-count fabric, as directed, measures approximately 8.5" x 8.5".

    • Weight
      8.0000 oz
    • SKU
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