Honey Berry

Honey Berry - linen and silk

Honey Berry

Bees are buzzing around the skep and roses with the reminder to "gather honey all the day". Attributed to Isaac Watts, this is a well-loved sentiment about some of our favorite creatures.

I used felted wool to cap and embellish both berries, along with custom wool pins, black straight pins and brass charms.

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, Honey 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 118
Suggested fabric option for silk berry: select your favorite even weave in a color similar to DMC 3865.

Threads:

The Gentle Art: Baby Spinach, Butternut Squash, Grecian Gold
Weeks Dye Works: Curry, Grits (10 yards)
DMC: 310, 3031

Stitching Level:

Intermediate

Stitch count: 

126 x 72

Fabric: 

32 count Meadow Rue linen from Lakeside Linens

Threads: 

The Gentle Art: Baby Spinach, Cast Iron Skillet, Gold Leaf, Heirloom Gold, Oatmeal, Pecan Pie, Straw Bonnet

In early printings, the symbols for Baby Spinach and Gold Leaf are switched. The symbol for Baby Spinach is an 'up' arrow; the symbol for Gold Leaf is a 'circle'.

Honey Berry, Copyright 2016. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.

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