Easter Babies Berry

Easter Babies Berry - the linen and silk berries

Easter Babies Berry

This cute little chick is freshly hatched, and joined by some chocolate bunnies and a number of colorful un-hatched eggs to celebrate spring. The linen berry is stitched in a more muted color scheme which is easily brightened up as you like; it’s topped with a pretty wool flower.

The silk berry is bright and cheerful and full of personality! For those of you who like to stitch these silk berries over one on linens and evenweaves, I’ve included a bonus chart for that little chick bursting out of its colorful egg on an opalescent white linen - notice the difference in size and scale? The model shown is worked one-over-one on 28 count linen.

NOTE: Silk and linen berry chartpaks have been sold separately for some time, and copies are likely still available from numerous retailers. However, due to the lack of silk gauze available for the foreseeable future, Easter Babies Berry will be sold as a “partner” chartpak. This new format will include instructions and charts for both berries - but no silk gauze.

 
Stitch count:

205 x 121
Suggested fabric option for silk berry: select your favorite even weave in a color similar to DMC 014.

Threads:

Weeks Dye Works: Chestnut, Saffron, Whitewash
DMC: 014, 210, 725, 776, 3816, 3825, 3840
DMC B5200 is optional in place of WDW Whitewash

Stitching Level:

Intermediate

Stitch count:

50 x 64

Fabric:

Zweigart: 28 count "Opalescent White" linen

?Threads:

Same color key as the silk berry

Stitch count:

126 x 72

Fabric:

Picture This Plus: 36 count "Legacy" linen

Threads:

Classic Colorworks: Bamboo, Crushed Pineapple, Queen Bee, Sugared Violets, Trail Dust
DMC: 233, 926, 3364, 3778

Finishing:

Weeks Dye Works' wools: Angel Hair, Iris, and scraps of miscellaneous greens

EASTER BABIES BERRY, Copyright 2020. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.

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