Have a Heart
A quotation by Charles Dickens inspired this design, which I've had tucked away in my file of possible design ideas for a long time. There is a berry design now too - which notes that we can "stay home and stitch"!
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Stitch count:87 wide x 93 high
Suggested Fabrics:Legacy Linen: Picadill White R&R Reproductions: French Vanilla I encourage you to select your favorite neutral fabric that you love with the threads you choose.
Threads:Three options are provided in the download (Weeks Dye Works, Belle Soie silk and DMC).
127 wide x 72 high
Legacy Linen: 45 count Woven Sedge
I encourage you to select your favorite neutral fabric that you love with the threads you choose.
Because I was stitching on 45 count linen, I checked my stash of Gloriana's Tudor silks and used: Acorns, Italian Gold, Old Red Barn
Obviously, you will be selecting your own finishing materials based on what you've used for stitching the designs.
Here's what I used in the models as shown:
Have a Heart:
The red print fabric is a cotton flannel from my stash. I've used Lady Dot Creates pom-poms in "Chianti" and "Vintage" rayon ribbon.
Stay at Home Berry:
The wool cap is "Merlot" Glen Plaid wool from Weeks Dye Works. I've used the same "Vintage" ribbon plus a pin from Just Another Button Company's pin set #jp126 Sampler Stitches.
Have a Heart, Copyright 2020. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.