My Needle Berry - Cross Stitch Pattern by Erica Michaels

I don't own an antique sewing bird, but was still inspired to make it the centerpiece of a stitching-themed berry. In addition to the bird on it's brass stand, I've tucked in assorted other supplies we all keep on hand.

You will notice the plus-size berry in the photos. This is an example of the silk berry chart (a much larger stitch count versus the linen berry) when it is stitched over two threads on 40 count linen. It finishes about 6" long and 4" in diameter - much bigger, but still a great piece!

My Needle Berry is sold as a “partner” chartpak, a format which includes instructions and charts for linen and silk berries.

Stitch count:

205 x 121
Suggested fabric option for silk berry: select your favorite even weave in a color similar to DMC 3865 or 3866.

Threads:

Classic Colorworks: Bamboo (10 yards), Blacksmith Blue, Desert Mesquite, Gingerbread, Holly Berry, Old Blue Jeans, Razzleberry, Smoke, Zach Black
DMC: 834, 3021

Finishing Details:

Dungarees Glen Plaid wool from Weeks Dye Works
Just Sampler Stitches #jp126 Just Pins pack from Just Another Button Company.

Stitching Level:

Intermediate

Plus-Size Berry:

40 count Legacy linen from Picture This Plus
Kudzu, Pecan and Dove wools from Weeks Dye Works
Vintage Ruler twill tape from Lady Dot Creates.



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