Barbara Ana Designs
2020 Christmas Mystery Stitch Along
CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Barbara Ana Designs
Santa's Trips is Barbara Ana's fun new Christmas SAL to be released in 9 bi-monthly parts (every two weeks) starting July 1st.
Enjoy the excitement of seeing the cross stitch pattern take shape gradually as you complete each part without knowing what is yet to come.
The Pattern is framed with a Christmas leaf and red berry border and is fitted with 9 little Christmas scenes detailing "Santa's Trips". The starting point (part 1) is the top left part where you get a glimpse of the border frame and some snow covered houses.
The design is worked in cross stitch and backstitch, with a single French knot.
Fabric wise, the designer recommends stitching on Zweigart 32ct linen, in color "Dirty linen - 326" .
Once complete, it will measure 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch and you will be able to frame the work in a 10 inch frame (close crop) or 12 x 12".
The piece will also look gorgeous finished into a 16" x 16" cushion cover with the stitching in the center.
Tip: If you are not used to stitching on linen, you might be more comfortable stitching 14ct or 16 ct Aida, that also comes in natural colors.
SAL release dates
The 9 parts are released twice a month on the 1st and 15th:
staring July 1st (part 1) and finishing Nov 1st 2020
If you missed the start, no worries, you can "catch up" at any time.
Download your chart each month in the SAL Subscriptions section (sign in required).
Note: Price is for the full pattern (all 9 parts).
See supplies and thread colors below and/or download key - so your can get your project ready ahead of time.
Chart info & Needlework supplies for the full SAL pattern:
Full design size in stitches: 152 x 152
Needlework fabric: Zweigart 32 ct Linen, color Dirty Linen (326)
Size (on 16ct/32ct): 9.5 x 9.5 inch (24.2 x 24.2 cm)
Size (on 14ct/28ct): 10.2 x 10.2 inch ( 25.9 x 25.9 cm)
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch, French knot
Threads: DMC stranded cotton
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Themes: Christmas, Santa, snow, Quaker mystery
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