Funky Bird Ditty Pouch
CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Barbara Ana Designs
"Whimsical bird meets Quaker style", here is a new bird pattern by Barbara Ana.
Like all her other imaginary birds, this one is stylised, with an extraordinary crest, long polka dot feathers, and an ornate body mixing Quaker and geometric motifs. The bird is holding a rose in its beak. Surrounding the main motif are Quaker style letters.
The design has a vintage feel - the piece is stitched on walnut stained linen. One of the things that make Barbara designs so interesting to stitch is the color range. The Funky Birds' palette of colors is truly unique, with stronger colors seeming to shine through in spite of the overall vintage and slightly faded look.
Note: notice letter "J" is missing. Many antique Monogram samplers used to merge letters, often I and J, V and W. While not actually a reproduction, the pattern was designed this way. You can see an example of an antique reproduction sampler here with letter "I" missing.
The motif was designed to be made into a ditty pouch - a small pouch with a long strap that you can slip over your shoulder and use as an extra pocket to carry around all your sewing and stitching essentials. It is an oblong shape, as featured in the picture, slightly rounder at the base, so you can easily search inside the bag.
The pouch featured on the photo was stitched on 36ct linen, using one strand over two threads. It measures about 5 1/2 x 7 inch (14 x 17cm).
Note: mounting instructions not included.
A cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 98 x 123 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave
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Stitches: Cross stitch,
Chart: Black & White, Color
Number of colors: 11
Themes: a whimsical bird
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