These little barnyard friends are enjoying summer's arrival!
As stitched, this pattern uses shades of red, green, brown, yellow, black and white. It is embellished with a sheep holding a small banner, a cow, and a chicken standing on a grassy hill. A bee is also buzzing past on its way to a berry vine.
This design suggests threads from Weeks Dye Works and DMC. It is stitched entirely with whole stitches. The model is stitched over 2 on 30ct. Portobello linen using 2 ply thread. The stitch count is 72w x 110h and measures approximately 4 1/2"w x 6 1/4"h when stitched on that fabric.
A FEW DESIGN TIPS: This design is stitched with a lot of white. If you are also going to use the suggested floss colors, be sure to choose fabric that is dark enough to make the white stand out. It also has some larger areas of solid color. Those are *PERFECT* places to let your over-dyed flosses really shine! Always feel free to substitute whatever threads you want, but be aware that your results may look different if you opt to use thread with no variegation in those larger fields. Also, if you choose to use over-dyed threads, completing one stitch at a time will give you the most variegation, and stitching in the same direction (side to side or up and down) will give you the best results. The model was stitched side to side. WHERE TO BUY