I thought it would be fun to run with some more traditional needlework motifs for the patriotic releases this year. Flowers in an urn, birds, bands of repeating motifs.... I included them all in this quick-to-stitch pattern.
PATTERN DETAILS: The model was stitched using shades of green, red, brown, blue, and yellow on 28 ct linen. The pattern calls for whole stitches and straight stitches. An alternative option is option is given if you would like to complete the design in whole stitches only.
The pattern calls for DMC floss and one skein of Weeks Dye Works for the brown. If you're not big into Weeks, use whatever brown you'd like. The finished design measures approximately 6 3/4"h x 4 5/8"w when stitched on 28ct/equivalent. RECREATE THE LOOK: Finish Fabric: Kimberbell Basics Navy Scattered Dot, SKU#MAS8210-N. Cording: I spun the cording with my Kreinik custom corder. To get the thickness, I used 6 lengths of the full 6-ply DMC floss. I used DMC 815 to coordinate with the flowers in the design.
Bow: The red ribbon is a 1.5" wire-edged canvas ribbon that I found at 5th Street Studio on Etsy. I dove-tailed the ends and sealed them with Fray-Check. The blue ribon is a 3/8" double-sided navy satin ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The SKU is 174573. I clipped the tails horizontally so they would't obstruct my stitching, and also sealed them with Fray-Check. Button: I pulled a wooden button from my stash for this one. It's 5/8" wide, and I think it originally came out of that infamous brown button pack from Walmart. I cannot find a link online for you, but the pack was hiding on a bottom shelf in a craft aisle, not a sewing aisle. If you need help assembling it all, I show you how I do it on the Tutorial page. Finishing is a bit of a process, so I've broken the videos into bite-sized chunks.