(translates as dance of the planets) - size 253 x 253.
Fabric is Zweigart hand - dyed 40ct Mississippi Blue linen #3348/565 over 2 with 1 strand Weeks Dye Works cotton floss. Finished size on 40 ct over 2 = 12 2/3” sq. This design must be worked over 2 threads of fabric.
Specialty Stitches include two types of Algerian eye, fan stitch, satin stitch, French Knot, back and straight stitch.
Jack Arachnid - 59w x 69h; Work over 2 on Wichelt’s 32 ct linen 'Sunshower' #65-290; over 2 threads with 2 strands of Dinky Dyes floss. This design can be worked over 1 thread of fabric.
Finished size on 32 ct over 2 threads of fabric is 6 ¼” square. Model uses Dinky Dyes silk with 2 strands on 32 ct antique white Jobelan even weave (Wichelt # 862101) This design contains full crosses worked over 2 threads of fabric. Also straight, back stitch, and stem stitch.
This chart is part of a series of seasonal coffee and tea designs
Scarecrow Sam's Jack-O-Lantern
Size 83 x 83; Work over 2 on line - Wichelt’s 32 ct ”Sunshower” #65290; Finished size 5 ¼” square with 2 strands Classic Colorworks cotton floss;
Naughty or Nice Santa -59w x 69h; Finished Size: 3-7/8”w X 4 ½”h. Model was worked over 2 threads on Wichelt 32 ct linen # 65-290 “Sunshower” with 2 strands of Dinky Dyes silk floss. Ghiordes knot is used on beard /cuffs. Suggested that this design is best when stitched over 2 on 32-36 count fabric
Design contains one French knot for Santa’s mouth and gold beads for buttons.
Star of the Magi: 54w x 54h
Model worked on Weeks Dye Works linen, 30 count, #2111 Sky with Gloriana and Florimell silk floss. Finished size over 2 with 2 strands floss =3 2/3” square. Design should be worked over 2 threads of fabric.
Punkin Play -68w x 63h; Work on Weeks Dye Works Guacamole linen, 35 count, #1193 over 2 threads with 2 strands of Gloriana silk floss. Finished size is 4 x 3 ¾”. Note: Due to the beading and dainty kitten face detail, we suggest that this design looks best if worked over 2 on 36-40 count fabric/using 2 strands of floss.
DESIGNS AND DETAILS
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- * Americana
- Tea or Coffee, Please?
- Ornament Size
- * Quaker-Style
- * Sampler-Style
- * Scriptures
- * Fantasy Story-Book Style
- * Very Special Occasions
- * WaterMeadows Seasons Series
- * Etsy Shop
- Ordering and Contact Information
- * Corrections/Cross References
- * Meet the Designer *
This newest is such an easy stitch and full of pretty sparkles to make it extra special. The design is a mere 82 x 82, worked on Pink Whisper Belfast with Dinky Dyes silk. The sparkles comes from Kreinik Moonstone braid and lots of silvery, icy MH petite glass seed beads. This design works up to a dainty 5" square.
As you all may know, the online Needlework Show is open today. My newest designs are in the Dinky Dyes booth and I believe this link gets you close. Just scroll down to see my designs.
Be sure to look for Peacock Pinwheels -never seen before anywhere! It is a much smaller “spin off” of Panoply of Peacocks.
We used Classic Colorworks cotton floss with Dinky Dyes silk xref. It is worked on 28 ct white Lugana over 1. Design size is 219 x 221; finished is 7 7/8” square.
Peacock Pinwheels is full cross stitch, but has one border row of Smyrna Cross. Design can be worked over 1 or 2 threads.
Clearly, I have been in a peacock mode the last few months, what with Tickle My Fancy coming out two months ago at Nashville, and now this newest! Here you can see the larger Panoply of Peacocks, the inspiration for Peacock Pinwheels. There are more peacocks in that one than Carter has little pills, as the old saying goes. :-)