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Bluebird Name Patterns
© 1999, Jenny Rasmussen
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Old English Alphabet
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Old English Alphabet
This old English style alphabet really dresses up a piece. Avoid using all capitals with this alphabet, as it's very difficult to read.
 (NOTE: You'll find the numbers here)Stitch chart for the Old English Alphabet decorative Stitch
Fancy Alphabet
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Fancy Alphabet
Sitting half way between the Old English and the san serif plain fonts, our Fancy Alphabet where you need a 13 or 13 stitch high font.Stitch chart for the Fancy Alphabet decorative Stitch
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"Country Angel"  
An Original Design by Debbie Nov 1998
    (wings modified Sept 99)

Chart shown 150%
Stitch Count =  33 W x 33 H
Finished Size =  2 1/4" square on 14 ct

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Stitched on 14 ct White Aida using 2 strands of floss for all cross stitches, work corners with 1/4 or 3/4 sts

Backstitch Instructions:
- 3371, one strand for everything except
  heart, mouth, and bow - use 2 strands 817

French Knots:
- 310, 2 strands wrap once for eyes,
  wrap twice for hair

Hair may be worked as full cross stitches or french knots.

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Copyright  Amy Davenport 1999
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CHRISTMAS TRUMPETS

© 1987 Nancy Spruance. All rights reserved.

Color numbers listed are for DMC 6 strand embroidery floss and are suggestions only.

Stitch count is 15 high x 87 wide.

Suggested variations and uses:

  • Add sparkle to the trumpets by adding silver and gold blending filament.
  • Outline the red bow with gold metallic thread or braid.
  • Use one trumpet to make an oval shaped ornament.
  • Stitch the wreath on perforated paper for package tie-ons.

This design may be used freely for personal use. It may not be sold, kitted, or distributed in any way without permission from the copyright holder. For permission to reprint or otherwise distribute this design, please email
nancy@nspruance.com

Color Christmas Trumpets ChartAutumn Leaves DMC keyB&W Christmas Trumpets Chart
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America The Beautiful
design copyright by Kathryn Lynn Dawson

Pattern Name: Patriotic Sampler
Designed By: Kathryn Lynn Dawson
Fabric: linen- 28ct (over 2) 14, Light Mocha
90w X 80h Counts
Size(s): 14 Count,   6-3/8w X 5-5/8h in
16 Count,   5-5/8w X 5h in
18 Count,   5w X 4-3/8h in

Floss Used for Full Stitches:
Symbol Strands Type Number Color
DMC  1 White
DMC  208 Lavender-VY DK
DMC  336 Navy Blue
DMC  498 Christmas Red-DK
DMC  986 Forest Green-VY DK
DMC  987 Forest Green-DK
DMC  988 Forest Green-MD
DMC  989 Forest Green

Floss Used for Backstitches:
Symbol Strands Type Number Color
DMC  336 Navy Blue
DMC  498 Christmas Red-DK

Kathryn says: "I imagined this sampler to be done on raw or dirty Cashel Linen (or any other kind of linen). But, whatever you decide is fine with me! Remember, once a design of mine is in your hands you  can have as much fun as you want with it. There are no half or quarter stitches in it so if you're an Aida person, then go for it! "

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O Canada
Chart Copyright Bev Qualheim 2002


Grid Size: 98 W  x  49 H
Cloth Count: 14
Design Area: 7" W  x  3.5" H   ( 98 x 49 stitches )

White
DMC 666 Red

This can be cross-stitched or you can crochet it into a blanket.

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Fabric suggestions:
Wichelt  18ct Vintage Linen -Antique Ivory #59-9 or light colored fabric that will stitch out to 18 stitches per inch.

Thread suggestions:
Pull from your Stash and just have fun!
Stitching Notes
This design is stitched *Over One* on 18ct Linen.
All stitching is with 2 strands of floss. 

Use straight stitches for the flower leaves and stems and for the handle of the fan.

When stitching *Over one* on 18ct linen, to avoid having thread *slide* under the ground cloth intersection, see the diagram below.

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"Tulip Trio"
A Design for Cross Stitch

Stitch Count: 70x99

Model Information:
The model was stitched (over two) on 28-count Mint Green Jubilee (#3232-621) by Zweigart, using Wildflowers hand-dyed cotton and Impressions wool/silk blend fibers. "Tulip Trio" also includes Snow and Antica, both from The Caron Collection. This design also features Mill Hill Seed Beads (#2014 and #0165) and Mill Hill Frosted Seed Beads (#60168).

The stitched area measures approximately 5 x 7 1/8 inches, stitched over two on 28-count Jubilee. If you prefer to try this design on 14-count Aida, the dimensions are the same. Our model is featured in a beautiful Wall Mirror (#2209G) graciously provided by Sudberry House.


Materials Required:

Fabric: A 9x11-inch piece of 28-count Mint Green Jubilee by Zweigart
(This allows 2-inches on all sides of the piece. You may allow more
if you desire, depending on how you choose to finish the stitched work.)

Wildflowers from The Caron Collection:
Sunrise
Celadon
Jade
Flamingo
Buttercup
Pine Forest
Caribbean
Emerald
Blue Lavender
Pomegranate*
Mulberry*
Moonglow*
Cherry Cordial*
(*These are among the newest colors added to The Caron Collection)

Impression from The Caron Collection
0020 -- Black
2075 -- Coral
2046 -- Raspberry
6010 -- Red Purple

Antica (AT2) from The Caron Collection

Snow from The Caron Collection


Mill Hill Seed Beads:
#2014
#0165

Mill Hill Frosted Seed Beads:
#60168

Thread for attaching beads (DMC ecru and #310, as needed)


Stitching Materials:
A #20 and #24 chenille needles
Beading Needle
Laying Tool, if desired
Your choice of a hoop, Q-Snaps or stretcher bars

Special Note:
Because of the nature of Snow and Antica, working in hand is not recommended.
------------   CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND PRINT OUT THE TULIP TRIO CHARTS

Preparing to Stitch

1). You may choose to lightly iron the fabric, to ensure it is as wrinkle-free as possible.

2). Secure the fabric in the method of your choice (hoop, stretcher bars, Q-Snaps)

3). All threads (Wildflowers, Impressions, Snow and Antica) are worked "as is" -- please do not try to separate or "strand out" these fibers.

4). Please use the #24 needle for Wildflowers and Impressions.

5). Please use the #20 needle for Antica and Snow.
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And now, let's begin our class...

"Tulip Trio" is a counted cross stitch design, worked from the chart found on this website. As with other counted cross stitch pieces you have stitched, each symbol on the chart represents a different color of thread by The Caron Collection.
This work was designed to be easy and fun to stitch, while providing an introduction (or quick refresher course) in working with variegated fibers.

These fibers are always beautiful to look at, but occasionally stitchers are a bit hesitant when it actually comes to using these threads in a stitched project. In this design, we showcase different ways to utilize each thread's variegations to best advantage.

At times, people may be reluctant to stitch large areas with a multiple-colored thread because of the striping that can occur. We have a nice technique for you, to help avoid large noticeable streaks of color. We chose to work long horizontal areas by stitching each row vertically. This same trick can be used on long vertical areas, in which we chose to stitch each row horizontally. You'll see an example of this in both the outer blue frame of the 'window' (please look at the finished design as a reference), as well as the tulip stems.

As you look at the tulip stems especially, please notice the gradual changes in color from one shade to the other. Each stitch was completed as an individual cross stitch (X) as we went. This is often referred to as the "English Method" of cross stitching.

There is another method often used to prevent striping in areas which are equally large horizontally and vertically. That is to stitch the large area in half cross stitches (/) and then return across the same area, crossing the other way () to complete the stitches. This is often referred to as the "Danish Method" of cross stitch. When done with a variegated fiber, this will cause each completed cross stitch to have different shades on the lower and upper crossed fibers. It gives a very pleasing 'tweeded' appearance. We have used this method in the leaves of the tulips, for a different effect.

On of the most exciting aspects of using variegated fibers, is that they can be used for more dramatic shading effects in a cross stitched piece. We tried to show how a variegated thread can be used to stunning effect in the tulip flowers themselves. We looked at the shape and form of each flower and tried to visualize how we wanted the colors to fall. Parts of the flower would be darker, parts would be lighter, just as tulips naturally grow and bloom in the garden.

Once we decided where we wanted the different shadings to fall, we looked at each cut piece of fiber individually, as one would look at a flower's petal. Was this strand mostly light, mostly dark, where did the shadings fall? Once we had a feel for what result the strand would give, we started stitching. We tried to keep the darkest shadings of each piece of thread to the base of each petal, letting a few streaks work upward as they would in nature.

Remember that your thread is your palette. We feel there are no rules when it comes to needle art, especially no rule which says that you must stitch in rigid rows back and forth. It's delightfully up to your sense of creativity, because it's your artwork in thread and fabric. We encourage you to let your sense of color and creativity take flight, and to put the colors where you feel they will have the best effect!

The only thing we insist upon is that you enjoy yourself and have fun!


Beading Instructions

Please attach the beads for both the ladybug and the corner accents, as shown on the chart. All beads were attached with one strand of ecru-colored thread. (You may use DMC #310 to attach the black beads, as desired.) The tiny antennae for the ladybug were two partial stitches of DMC #310.

Finishing
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Iris chart

Color numbers listed are for DMC 6 strand embroidery floss and are suggestions only.

Stitch count for the motif only is 17 high.

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Wildflower Hearts - designed Catherine Strickler

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JONQUILS

© 1988, 1997 Nancy Spruance. All rights reserved.


Color numbers listed are for 6 strand DMC embroidery floss and are suggestions only.

Stitch count is 23 high.


Use one strand of 987 green for elongated cross stitches and back stitches.

The "star" element makes an attractive repeat border pattern when used alone. Each "star" can be separated by one or more small "flowers" found in the 3-thread edging. (When designing your own border arrangement, using the small flowers gives more flexibility in arriving at a desired stitch count). Consider using beads, metallics or novelty threads in combination with a colored fabric for a different effect.

This design may be used freely for personal use. It may not be sold, kitted, or distributed in any way without permission from the copyright holder. For permission to reprint or otherwise distribute this design, please email nancy@nspruance.com

Jonquils color chart Jonquil symbol key Jonquil b&w chart
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JONQUILS

© 1988, 1997 Nancy Spruance. All rights reserved.


Color numbers listed are for 6 strand DMC embroidery floss and are suggestions only.

Stitch count is 23 high.


Use one strand of 987 green for elongated cross stitches and back stitches.

The "star" element makes an attractive repeat border pattern when used alone. Each "star" can be separated by one or more small "flowers" found in the 3-thread edging. (When designing your own border arrangement, using the small flowers gives more flexibility in arriving at a desired stitch count). Consider using beads, metallics or novelty threads in combination with a colored fabric for a different effect.

Jonquils color chart Jonquil symbol key Jonquil b&w chart
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SPRING IN THE GARDEN

SIZE: 10 Count, 10 7/8 " w x 3 3/8 " h

MATERIALS
15" x 11" one piece Cream Belfast Linen
Mill Hill Bead #42018 (Pink)

The Caron Collection Waterlilies threads (list follows)
Polyester Fleece and heavy cardboard: one piece 12 1/4" x 8 1/4"

Thread Guide
(use two strands of each)

Note: For a simplified version of the design use one color for the leaves and stems. You will still get a shaded effect. The number of colors for the flowers can also be reduced to 4 colors. Try using 095 Flamingo, 045 Flame, 084 African Sunset, 066 Jade and 017 Blue Lavender.



INSTRUCTIONS

Stitch over two threads of linen, using Caron collection Waterlilies thread as indicated. If used for the top of a sewing chest glue fleece to cardboard. Center piece of design fabric to fleece/cardboard, pull raw edges to back, and glue. Insert design unit into chest.

 

 

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CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE PURSE


 

 SIZE: Approx. 3" x 3 H"

MATERIALS
10" x 7" piece 24 count congress cloth, white
10" x 7" piece taffeta for lining, white


Caron Collection Threads

Impressions black #0020 and passion #032
Soie Cristale black #0020, dark red #2001, red #2071 and light red #2075
Waterlilies emerald #065


1/4 yd. Kreinik 3mm gold torsade for purse handle
Bucilla small purse clasp #41954
Needles: Size 26 tapestry needle, size 8 embroidery needle



INSTRUCTIONS


Stitching
Measure to find center of fabric. Following arrows, draw intersecting lines across chart to locate center. Matching centers of chart and fabric, work stripes, heart shape, and large cross stitches in cross stitch over two threads using one strand black Impressions or one strand passion Impressions, and tapestry needle. Work lace effect in cross stitch using one strand black Soie Cristale over two threads to fill unstitched areas with no symbols (outside heart motif). Work rose in half cross stitch using 2 strands Soie Cristale or 2 strands Waterlilies over one thread. Work 1997 in half cross stitch using one strand passion Impressions over one thread.

(Chart is reproduced here in two parts for legibility an ease of printing out. After printing out the chart piece it together matching the repeated rows.)

 


Finishing
Cut out stitched fabric and lining according to Christmas Keepsake Purse pattern. Sew side seams of fabric and lining using 1/4" seams; trim seams and clip curves. Turn purse right side out; turn lining wrongside out. Place lining inside purse, wrong sides together. Turn under raw edges of purse and lining; slip stitch together. Place purse inside metal clasp; sew purse to clasp through holes of clasp using one strand black Impressions and embroidery needle. Tie length of torsade to loops of clasp to form handle.

CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE PURSE COLOR KEY

 

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AUTUMN LEAVES

© 1984 Nancy Spruance. All rights reserved.

Color numbers listed are for DMC 6 strand embroidery floss and are suggestions only.

Stitch count is 15 high.

Some Suggested Variations:

  • Back stitch leaf edges using leaf color.
  • Reverse the position of the two colors in each leaf.
  • Add blending filament or use metallics for a sophisticated look.
  • Make a bookmark by stacking the leaves (points up or points down) with one row between each leaf. Work the colorful leftover threads into a tassel to finish it off.
Color Autumn Leaves ChartAutumn Leaves DMC keyB&W Autumn Leaves Chart
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Peace Cardinal

design copyright Bev Qualheim 2002- All Rights Reserved

Grid Size: 40 W  x  38 H
Cloth Count: 14
Design Area: 2.86" W  x  2.71" H   ( 36 x 30 stitches )

Color Key
Symbol DMC  Description
310   black
699  christmas green
500  blue green -  (3371/699)
840  beige brown - md
666  christmas red - br
30741  tangerine - md  (If you cannot find this color, any light orange will work)

This would make a pretty card front or an ornament. You could even add the year in tiny stitches if you wish.

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Computer Santa

Use 3 strands of floss for all stitching except backstitches,
then use 2 strands of floss.

Pattern Name: Computer Santa
Designed By: Sandy Riggs
Fabric: Aida 10, White
 51w X 56h Counts
Project Size(s): 10 Count,   5w X 5-1/2h in
12 Count, 4-1/4w X 4-5/8h in
14 Count, 3-5/8w X 4h in

Floss Used for Full Stitches:
     DMC  1 White
     DMC  98 Ecru
     DMC  310 Black
     DMC  318 Steel Grey-LT
     DMC  321 Christmas Red
     DMC  414 Steel Grey-DK
     DMC  415 Pearl Grey
     DMC  703 Chartreuse
     DMC  746 Off White
     DMC  760 Salmon
     DMC  3770 Tawny - vy lt

Floss Used for Half Stitches:
     DMC  98 Ecru

Floss Used for Quarter Stitches:
     DMC  1 White
     DMC  98 Ecru
     DMC  304 Christmas Red-MD
     DMC  310 Black
     DMC  318 Steel Grey-LT
     DMC  321 Christmas Red
     DMC  414 Steel Grey-DK
     DMC  415 Pearl Grey
     DMC  703 Chartreuse
     DMC  746 Off White
     DMC  945 Tawny
     DMC  3770 Tawny - vy lt

Floss Used for Backstitches:
     DMC  310 Black
     DMC  318 Steel Grey-LT
     DMC  414 Steel Grey-DK
     DMC  415 Pearl Grey
     DMC  945 Tawny

Floss Used for French Knots:
    DMC  310 Black
    DMC  899 Rose-MD
    DMC  996 Electric Blue-MD

Return To Bev's Country Cottage
Return To Christmas at the Cottage
Return to Cross Stitching with Sandy

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Heart Trio Mini-Bookmark
Copyright 2001 ~ Kathryn Lynn Dawson
Fabric: Aida 14, White
 19w X 55h Counts
Size(s): 14 Count,   1-1/4w X 3-7/8h in
 16 Count,   1-1/8w X 3-3/8h in
 18 Count,   1w X 3h in

  (Made by Bev Qualheim on perforated paper. Glue same sized perforated paper on back.)

DMC Floss Used for Full Stitches:
351 Coral
550 Violet-VY DK
553 Violet
699 Christmas Green
760 Salmon
791 Cornflower Blue-VY DK
794 Cornflower Blue-LT
817 Coral Red-VY DK
3807 Cornflower Blue

DMC Floss Used for Half Stitches:
550 Violet-VY DK
Cornflower Blue-VY DK
817 Coral Red-VY DK

DMC Floss Used for Quarter Stitches:
550 Violet-VY DK
791 Cornflower Blue-VY DK
817 Coral Red-VY DK

This would be good for a bookmark, or use the motifs for any other small design! Have fun.

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Easter-Chick
Copyright 2004 Beverly A. Qualheim

Grid Size: 50 W  x  42 H
Cloth Count: 14
Design Area: 3.57" W  x  3" H   ( 50 x 42 stitches ) 

DMC flosses
310 Black - Eye
210 lavender - md  (hat contrast)
211 lavender - lt  (Hat main color)
3607 plum - lt (Hat flower)
3806 cyclamen pink (Hat flower edge)
445 lemon - lt  (Chick main color)
741  tangerine - md (Beak and feet)
3078 golden yellow  (Chick wing)
905 parrot green  (Ribbon on hat)