Nativity Berry

Nativity Berry - silk and linen

Nativity Berry

The Holy Family on a holy night, surrounded by stars and some of the traditional nativity creatures, either will do nicely as an ornament for your tree, wreath and other holiday décor. I used felted wool to cap both berries, adding custom straight pins and/or tiny brass star 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, Nativity 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: use the Nocturne linen (as in the linen berry) or select your favorite even weave in a color similar to DMC 930.

Threads:

The Gentle Art: Crystal Lake, Dried Thyme, Shaker White, Toffee, Wood Trail, Toasted Barley
Weeks Dye Works: Deep Sea (10 yards), Flatfish, Grits, Havana, Hazelnut, Honeysuckle, Straw, Whiskey
DMC: 950 or 3773, and 3371

Stitching Level:

Intermediate

Stitch count:

126 x 73

Fabric:

32 count Nocturne linen from Picture This Plus

Threads:

The Gentle Art: Dried Thyme, Toffee
Weeks Dye Works: Deep Sea, Flatfish, Grits, Honeysuckle, Whiskey
DMC: 950 or 3773, and 3371

Early printings of the silk Nativity Berry are missing a symbol from the color key: the open/hollow diamond shape uses Toasted Barley from the Gentle Art.

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

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