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I just came back from a trip through the mountains of Colorado, and the cool nip in the air that I felt there made me so excited to pull out all the autumn everything! On that note, I'm happy to let you know that "The Omens" is available for shops to order.

A cross stitch pattern with two ravens, a pumpkin topiary, stars, and vines. The palette is autumn-themed in shades of orange, green, brown, and black.

This cross-stitch pattern comes in paper format, so stitchers should contact a favorite online or local needlework shop to obtain a copy. The design features two ravens flanking a pumpkin topiary. Each raven holds a star in their beak, and they are surrounded in vines with flowers and stars. The model is stitched in shades of black, brown, green, and orange. PATTERN DETAILS: The model was stitched on 28 ct. Mushroom Lugana (Zweigart) using 2 ply thread. The stitch count is 101w x 79h, and the finished design measures approximately 6 7/8"w x 5 3/8"h which when stitched on that fabric. The pattern calls for whole stitches only. The model was stitched with threads from DMC. The pattern includes both a black/white symbol page as well as a color page, so you can choose to stitch from the format that works best for you.

WHERE TO BUY Since this is a paper pattern, it is only available through needlework shops. It will not be released as a .PDF. If your favorite shop does not have it in stock, let them know you'd like a copy. Most shops are happy to order one in for you. Shop owners, all wholesale orders should go through Dinky Dyes. RECREATE THE LOOK: Finish Fabric: The black fabric is Spotted by Brigitte Heitland for Zen Chic for Moda. The SKU is 1660-56. The orange damask fabric came from my stash, so there is no SKU. Cording: I spun the cording using 6 full strands of DMC 3345 using my Kreinik cording drill. Bow: The black ribbon is from 5th Street Studio on Etsy. It is a 1.5" wire-edge royal burlap ribbon and the item number is RG127802. I sealed the ends with fray-check. (Affiliate Amazon link.) The green ribbon is a grosgrain ribbon in Wasabi from Stampin' Up. That particular ribbon is no longer available. Button: I used a size 36 covered button from Dritz and covered it with the same orange damask fabric used for the flat. (Size 36 = 7/8") 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. I use backing board, Aleens Tacky Glue, and Warm and White Craft Batting. I make cuts with a rotary cutter on a rotary cutting mat. You can see them along with links on the Tools/Organization page. One more time, here it is. Hope you enjoy!


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