In this whimsical pattern, a sweet little sheep is enjoying spring flowers while a bee buzzes past and birds flock nearby.
As stitched, the pattern uses shades of white, brown, pink, yellow and green. It is embellished with a sheep who is standing on a hill along with some flowers, birds, and even a few teeny toadstools.
PATTERN DETAILS: This design suggests threads from Classic Colorworks and DMC. DMC alternatives are given for the Classic Colorworks threads. The pattern uses whole stitches only. The model is stitched over 2 on 32 Count Pearl Gray Belfast Linen using 2 ply thread. The stitch count is 72w x 87h and measures approximately 4 1/2"w x 5 1/2"h when stitched on 32 count/equivalent. A LITTLE FABRIC ADVICE: There is a lot of white in this pattern that will not show well if you stitch on a white or very light colored fabric. I strongly recommend you use fabric that is dark enough to make the white stand out. I recommend at least mid-tones, but black or charcoal gray would be adorable too! WHERE TO BUY RECREATE THE LOOK: If you'd like to recreate the look shown on the model, hopefully the following information will help you. The finished cross stitch was mounted on backing board. My tutorial explaining how to do this is found here: https://youtu.be/Uwl71F2w6OY
The mounted cross stitch piece was then wrapped in cording and mounted on fabric wrapped boards. My tutorial explaining how to do this is found here: https://youtu.be/vU4kZ59XRfU (This tutorial does not show how to make the cording--only how to attach it.) The tutorial explaining how to make your own custom cording is found here: https://youtu.be/90z2eMpVRNE I used a Kreinik corder and 8 strands of DMC (cut to size). 4 strands of the thread used to make the cording were DMC 563, and 4 strands were DMC 564. A corder can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WV602Y/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_HqZyEb2JC1JR1 The rosettes were made with 1/2 inch pink grosgrain ribbon (Walmart) as well as individual leaves from a Eucalyptus floral pick (Walmart). The cream colored spheres are from a white berry floral pick that was a seasonal Christmas item (Walmart). You should be able to find similar items year round at craft stores in the wedding or floral section. Hot glue was used to adhere both the leaves and the berries in place.
The pink gingham fabric was found at Hobby Lobby (Spring 2020). The white floral fabric came from my stash, but any white textural quilting fabric will do. The board covered in white fabric was cut with 1" margins all the way around (so 2 inches larger than the mounted cross stitch piece), and the boards covered in pink gingham were cut with 2 inch margins all the way around (so 4 inches larger than the mounted cross stitch piece.) At the time of this writing, I do not have a tutorial available for the rosettes.
WHERE TO FIND MORE OBSCURE SUPPLIES: Backing Board (what I wrapped in fabric and used to mount the piece) -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017TJ985C/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_UkZyEbC9Z2DKS Aleen's Tacky Glue (what I used to adhere the fabric and cross stitch piece to backing board)-- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EK7LGH4/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_xmZyEb2YYNVSJ Please don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!