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Winter Barnyard Stack


The last of the Barnyard Stack series is here! With it, we find our little barnyard friends enjoying some frosty winter weather.


As stitched, this pattern uses shades of blue, red, gray, white, green, brown, orange, and beige. The design features a stack of barnyard friends standing on a snowy hill. There is a sheep wearing a knit cap who is holding a small banner, a cow wearing earmuffs, and a chicken who can see his frosty breath. A snowflake is fluttering down from the sky. The piece is topped with a pine garland covered in snow and icicles with a snowflake at the center.


Pattern details: This design suggests threads from Weeks Dye Works and DMC. DMC alternatives are given for the Weeks flosses. The pattern is stitched entirely with whole stitches. The model is stitched over 2 on 32ct Stormy Night Lugana using 2 ply thread. The stitch count is 73w x 91h and measures approximately 4.5"w x 5.5"h when stitched on that fabric.


Fabric Tip: Make sure you choose fabric that is dark enough to let the snowy stuff show! Also, the suggested floss color for the cow, sheep, and snowman will not stand out well at all against light beige cloth. Use what looks good to you, but... if you would like a recommendation, I suggest a mid-tone gray cloth.

RECREATE THE LOOK: Finish Fabric - I used Hot Cocoa Bar Gingham Black/White from Wilmington Prints, SKU 27602-199. Cording - I used 8 lengths of the full 6 ply DMC to get the thickness of cording for the model. I wanted to recreate the same overdyed look of the Weeks floss that was used to stitch the design, so I spun 2 shades of DMC together. I used 4 lengths of DMC 321 and 4 lengths of DMC 816. If you need a tutorial on how to make the cording, I do have one available on the Cherry Hill Stitchery Flosstube Channel. Episode 5 talks about how to make cording.

Bow - The white ribbon was made from a plain white 1.5" grosgrain ribbon (Offray). The red button came out of a bulk button pack from my stash, but that pack originally came from Walmart. The iced branches aren't as visible on the model photo, but those were a Walmart find as well. You may not be able to find them anymore because I bought them in 2019, but I'm sharing a picture so you know what they look like before I chopped them up with my wire cutters. Hopefully that helps you if you are shopping for something similar!

Happy Stitching!


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