Bring on the pumpkin patch feels with this slightly spooky fall stitch!
PATTERN DETAILS: This design features jack-o-lanterns, stars, and bats. The text reads, "Jack's Pumpkin Patch." It uses a palette of black, orange, green, gray, and white.
The model was stitched on 14ct aida. The pattern calls for whole stitches only, and uses floss from Weeks Dye Works, Classic Colorworks and DMC. DMC equivalents are provided. The stitch count is 136w x 46h, which stitches up to be about 9 7/8"w x 3 1/4"h on that fabric.
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Finish Fabric: Black and Tan Homespun Check Calico Fabric from Hobby Lobby. SKU 975979
Cording: I spun the cording with my Kreinik custom corder and DMC 921, 920, and 919. I used 8 lengths of the full 6 ply floss to get that thickness. 3 lengths were DMC 919, 3 lengths were 920, and 2 lengths were 921. The multiple shades helped to recreate the variegated effect in the orange pumpkins.
Bow: The brown ribbon is a 2" Natural Burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The SKU is 809780. The olive green ribbon is a 3/8" double-sided satin ribbon, also from Hobby Lobby. The SKU is 1924620. For the button, I used a 7/8" covered button from Offray, and covered it with a piece of orange plaid homespun fabric from my stash. The cream and brown berry sprigs were just clipped from a few picks with wire cutters and glued on under the bow, then bent to shape. I found the picks at Hobby Lobby. Their SKU is 1564830.
The materials listed above are unique to this piece. The foundational supplies (the board, glue, batting, etc--stuff you can't see) are the same no matter what I am finishing, so I buy those in bulk and keep them on hand. You can see what those materials are on the Tools and Organization page. One more time, here it is all together.