Carolina (Vintage Textiles Collection)
COUNTED CROSS STITCH CHART BYGRACEWOOD STITCHES
Kathy Bungard designer of Gracewood Stitches describes the pattern in her own words:
Second in my Vintage Textile collection, the inspirations for Carolina are the coverlets made in ColonialAmerica by the descendants of the Huguenots who settled in the Carolinas, primarily in the area of Charleston.
I never learned to weave but after stitching Carolina I feel like Ive created an actual piece of fabric.
Creative Poppy says:
This piece is cross stitched using the Assisi technique: the motif is left out unstitched while the background color is fully stitched. This results in a beautiful dimensional texture, similar to jacquard weaving.
The pattern was stitched using two pink shades of silk floss, from Rainbow Gallery. You could easily substitute them with any fibers and colors of your choice, keeping in mind that the empty areas with the motif will be the color of your background fabric.
The pattern is continuous, you can therefore adapt it to virtually any size you wish. I would look splendid mounted as a tote bag, or could make a very refined cosmetics pouch.
And finally, especially if you are looking at larger projects, you could stitch the motif in needlepoint, on canvas. Simply substitute the cross stitches which tent stitch or half stitch and fill in the empty spaces with a third color of you choice. The stitched piece can be finished as a cushion or could even be mounted on a seat or armchair.
A cross stitch pattern by Gracewood Stitches.
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Number of stitches: 265 x 265 (wide x high)
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Stitches: Cross stitch (no fractional stitches)
Chart: Black and White
Threads: Rainbow Gallery Splendor Silk floss or DMC Embroidery floss
Number of colors: 2
Themes: Vintage fabrics, textiles, Assisi stitch
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