Sweetberry

Sweetberry - linen and silk

SweetBerry

Can you tell I'm thinking of chocolate here? Lots of pretty reds and pinks on a chocolate background and topped with a cap of brown wool and pretty organdy ribbons – almost good enough to eat! The word "love" is charted in several languages here, but an alphabet is also provided if you prefer to personalize your berry.

White chocolate is the choice for the Linen Berry. I used a large mother-of-pearl button from my stash and organdy ribbon to create a pretty cap for this confection. Even the thread color names remind me of sweet, decadent treats!

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, SweetBerry will be sold as a “partner” chartpak. This new format will include instructions and charts for both berries - but no silk gauze.

 
Stitch count:

206 x 118
Suggested fabric option for silk berry: select your favorite even weave in a color similar to DMC 838, 3031.

Threads:

The Gentle Art: Dark Chocolate (10 yards)
Weeks Dye Works: Begonia, Bordeaux, Busy Lizzie, Garnet, Linen, Romance
Choose your dye lots so your colors contrast with the dark chocolate background.

Stitching Level:

Intermediate

Stitch count:

127 x 72

Fabric:

36 count Magnolia White linen from Lakeside Linens

Threads:

The Gentle Art: Cherry Wine, Schoolhouse Red
Weeks Dye Works: Charlotte's Pink, Merlot, Mocha, Romance

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

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