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Behind The Gate

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A Halloween (October) Calendar

Stitch counts:

Framed Calendar Backboard – 279 H x 252 W
Each Calendar Piece - 27H x 28W

Model is stitched on 40-count Sugared Ginger hand-dyed fabric from Lakeside Linens over-two linen threads.

CALENDAR PIECES: You will need one piece of linen for the front and one piece of linen for the back of each piece (35 days - total 70 pieces). Layout diagram enclosed. I used 1” between each piece to have an adequate finishing allowance (443H X 404W – 8 pieces wide x 9 piece high – 1” seam allowance – 1” between each piece). You may want to add additional inches for a larger seam allowance. NOTE: If using 40 count fabric, a Stitcher’s Half (approximately 27”W x 36”H) will be enough to stitch the entire calendar (including pieces) and a handful of feather tree ornaments.

Model is stitched with Weeks Dye Works cotton floss (DMC equivalent provided).

Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss:
Bright Leaf (435) - 1 skein
Curry (3820) - 1 skein 
Dolphin (169) - 1 skein
Havana (610) - 1 skein
Mascara (310) - 6 skeins
Peoria Purple (333) - 1 skein
Pumpkin (721) - 3 skeins
Scuppernong (3347) - 1 skein
Terra Cotta (921) - 1 skein
Snowflake (B5200) - 1 skein

Floss estimation is for stitching the calendar backboard and all 35 pieces as directed on 40-count linen (over-two linen threads using one strand of floss). DMC equivalents are only approximate, as there are no exact equivalents for hand over-dyed fibers.

Package contains charts for the calendar backboard and all pieces, along with complete finishing instructions.

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


Cross Stitch over two linen threads
Back Stitch
French or colonial knots (minimal)

Finishing Supplies:

35 Hook & Eyes - Black - Size 2 (round eyes) (Model uses Dritz ~ item 90-2-1 ~ 5 packages - this brand and others can be found easily at craft/hobby/fabric stores)

Skirtex or cotton batting

Basic sewing supplies and iron

Kreinik Custom Corder (mini drill) for twisted cord, if making feather tree ornaments.

Additional Design Ideas:

    • Use the daily motifs for feather tree ornaments.
      Personalize one of the blank tiles with your initials and the year.
      Put your own unique words or names on the tombstones.
      Instead of framing, finish as a banner or quilted wall hanging.

    • Weight
      7.0000 oz
    • SKU
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