Nicola has generously made these gorgeous Little Gems available for download now via our store. The PDF will be emailed to you within 24 hours or you can choose a printed copy.
We are delighted to present to you an original design by Sandra and Nicola. Both of us derive much pleasure from our gardens and share a love of flowers.
In our garden many flowers bloom,
Roses, tulips, forget-me-nots
And many others too.
The project is stitched with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen and has been rated as suitable for needle workers of all levels of ability and can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.
We have finished the project into a drum but the little design would also be delightful as a framed sampler. Instructions for finishing into a drum are NOT included in the PDF.
In Our Garden has been stitched with DMC threads from a palette of nine colours. We have provided conversions for Soie 100.3 and Soie d’Alger from Au Ver à Soie. Only one spool or skein of each colour is required with the exception of Soie d’Alger #934 when working with two threads on 32ct fabric or lower.
DMC / Soie d’Alger / Soie 100.3 ~ Colour Description
825 / 115 / 769 / Blue ~ dark
936 / 2145v152 / Avocado green ~ very dark
3325 / 4932 / 480 / Baby blue ~ light
3326 / 3011 / 076 / Rose ~ light
3328 / 934 / 684 / Salmon ~ dark
3768 / 1735 / 486 / Grey green ~ dark
3770 / 4221 / 088 / Tawny ~ very light
3813 / 5022 / 073 / Blue green ~ light
3821 / 2533 / 303 / Straw
The model was stitched on 37ct Wild Honey from Legacy Linen. The project can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen. We recommend that you use a fabric, count and colour that appeals to you.
The main design area is 187 stitches (w) x 85 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing as a sampler. An additional calculation has been included for a 2″ margin for finishing into a drum.
14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 13.36″ x 6.07″ Fabric: 19.36″ x 12.07″ Drum ~ Fabric: 17.36″ x 10.07″
30ct linen: Design: 12.47″ x 5.67″ Fabric: 18.47″ x 11.67″ Drum ~ Fabric: 16.47″ x 9.67″
16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 11.69″ x 5.31″ Fabric: 17.69″ x 11.31″ Drum ~ Fabric: 15.69″ x 9.31″
18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 10.39″ x 4.72″ Fabric: 16.39″ x 10.72″ Drum ~ Fabric: 14.39″ x 8.72″
20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 9.35″ x 4.25″ Fabric: 15.35″ x 10.25″ Drum ~ Fabric: 13.35″ x 8.25″
46ct linen: Design: 8.13″ x 3.7″ Fabric: 14.13″ x 9.7″ Drum ~ Fabric: 12.13″ x 7.7″
Two rosebuds are required to make one 3D rosebud. To create the two 3D rosebuds attached to the drum you will need to stitch four individual rosebuds. The design area is 17 stitches (w) x 27 stitches (h). Each of the four individual rosebuds requires a 2” margin for finishing. The sizes given below are for one individual rosebud. The size of your overall fabric will depend on how you lay the rosebuds out.
14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 1.21″ x 1.93″ Fabric: 5.21″ x 5.93″
30ct linen: Design: 1.13″ x 1.8″ Fabric: 5.13″ x 5.8″
16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 1.06″ x 1.69″ Fabric: 5.06″ x 5.69″
18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 0.94″ x 1.5″ Fabric: 4.94″ x 5.5″
20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 0.85″ x 1.35″ Fabric: 4.85″ x 5.35″
46ct linen: Design: 0.74″ x 1.17″ Fabric: 4.74″ x 5.17″
The design area of the drum top is 51 stitches (w) x 51 stitches (h). A 2” margin is needed for finishing.
14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 3.64″ x 3.64″ Fabric: 7.64″ x 7.64″
30ct linen: Design: 3.4″ x 3.4″ Fabric: 7.4″ x 7.4″
16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 3.19″ x 3.19″ Fabric: 7.19″ x 7.19″
18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 2.83″ x 2.83″ Fabric: 6.83″ x 6.83″
20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 2.55″ x 2.55″ Fabric: 6.55″ x 6.55″
46ct linen: Design: 2.22″ x 2.22″ Fabric: 6.22″ x 6.22″
Once purchased you will receive an email within 24 hours with the download attached and you can print it out yourself at home. Please ensure your email is correct and you may need to check your junk/spam folder.
If you don't have access to a printer or would prefer a printed copy sent to you that option is available also.
We stock the Au Ver a Soie 100.3 & D'alger silks (building stock levels) and Legacy Linens. If you'd like to kit the design please contact me on email@example.com and we can discuss your preferences.
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