My Needle Berry

My Needle Berry

My Needle Berry

I don't own an antique sewing bird, but was still inspired to make it the centerpiece of a stitching-themed berry. In addition to the bird on it's brass stand, I've tucked in assorted other supplies we all keep on hand.

You will notice the plus-size berry in the photos. This is an example of the silk berry chart (a much larger stitch count versus the linen berry) when it is stitched over two threads on 40 count linen. It finishes about 6" long and 4" in diameter - much bigger, but still a great piece!

Silk and linen berries are sold separately.

 
Stitch count:

205 x 121

Threads:

Classic Colorworks: Bamboo (10 yards), Blacksmith Blue, Desert Mesquite, Gingerbread, Holly Berry, Old Blue Jeans, Razzleberry, Smoke, Zach Black
DMC: 834, 3021

Finishing Details:

Dungarees Glen Plaid wool from Weeks Dye Works
Just Sampler Stitches #jp126 Just Pins pack from Just Another Button Company.

Stitching Level:

Intermediate

Plus-Size Berry:

40 count Legacy linen from Picture This Plus
Kudzu, Pecan and Dove wools from Weeks Dye Works
Vintage Ruler twill tape from Lady Dot Creates.

Stitch count:

126 x 72

Fabric:

36 count Wren linen from Picture This Plus

Threads:

The Gentle Art: Crystal Lake, Dried Thyme, Garden Gate, Grecian Gold, Heirloom Gold, Rose Garden, Uniform Blue, Weathered Barn
DMC: 3021

Finishing Details:

Juniper Glen Plaid from Weeks Dye Works
Quilty Pin-Mini pack (#jpm414) from Just Another Button Company

My Needle Berry, Copyright 2018. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.

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