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Berries, Birds, and Blooms

Vine Border

LeafStitch 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

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

LeafModels are stitched with Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss (DMC equivalent 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 (2 strands of floss over 2 linen threads) on 32-count fabric. DMC equivalents are only approximate, as there are no exact equivalents for hand-dyed fibers.

LeafPackage 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.

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

LeafStitches - diagrams for all stitches are provided:

Cross Stitch over two linen threads
Back Stitch

Smyrna Cross Stitch

LeafFinishing Supplies for needlework smalls:

LeafFinishing 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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