12 Berries of Christmas
This series in the Linen Berry Collection is based on that holiday favorite, The 12 Days of Christmas. Each chartpak includes three berries; be sure you get all four parts!
Part 1: the partridge, turtle doves and French hens
Part 2: the calling birds, golden rings and geese
Part 3: the swans, maids a'milking and the dancing ladies
Part 4: the lords, pipers and drummers
126 x 72
35 count Cocoa linen from Weeks Dye Works
NOTE: if you cut less generously than noted in the chartpak, a fat quarter is sufficient for all twelve berries if you are using 35, 36 or 40 count fabrics. However, if you decide to do this, please measure everything carefully before you cut!
Colors and quantities listed will be sufficient if stitching with one ply of floss on 35, 36 or 40 count fabrics.
Weeks Dye Works: Blackboard, Blue Heron, Blue Jeans, Bordeaux, Charlotte's Pink, Dirt Road, Grits, Havana, Iris, Kentucky Bluegrass, Lucky (10 yards), Mascara, Monkey Grass, Onyx, Pebble, Raspberry (10 yards), Red Pear, Saffron, Sand, Schneckley, Seaweed (10 yards), Skinny Dip, Swamp Water, Whiskey, Whitewash
Juniper and Lancaster Red wools from Weeks Dye Works were used for the berry caps and embellishment.
The custom pins shown on top of each berry are 1) a flat flower head pin covered in wool, and 2) a strip of the same wool rolled 'jelly-roll-style' with a straight pin piercing the layers. Create your own embellishments for the top and/or add a ribbon for hanging on your tree.
Click here for a correction to the Swimming Swans berry.
12 Berries of Christmas, Copyright 2016. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.