Anthea - April violets
CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Faby Reilly Designs
Anthea - Greek for Flower - is a collection of 12 cross stitch floral designs, one for each month of the year.
The April flower is the Violet and is embellished with a gold ribbon motif and a sprinkling of colonial knots. Gold seed beads grace the hearts of the small purple flowers.
Each monthly flower can be stitched:
- either with the name of each month
- or customized with the name of a person, or words of your choice
An alphabet chart (caps and lower case) as well as a blank chart for positionning letters are provided with the chart
These designs make great Greeting cards and Birthday cards that follow the seasons. You can also stitch all the months of the year, creating a perpetual calendar where you rotate the design each month.
This chart is an intermediate level. It includes colonial knots and corresponding tutorial. The colonial knot is a substitute for the French knot. You can try your hand at both and decide which one works the best for you.
The pattern is designed in two user-friendly steps. The first chart is cross stitch only. A second chart covers the extra backstitch detail as well as the specialty stitch embellishments and seed beads.
Threads include solid color DMC floss, DMC variation used for letters, as well as gold metallic thread.
A step-by-step tutorial for framing your work also comes together with the chart.
A cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs.
>> see all Violet patterns by Faby Reilly Designs
Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Anthea - April violets
Chart size in stitches: 70 x 70 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: 32 ct linen, Zweigart platinum (770)
Size: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch (11 x 11 cm) on 32ct
Stitches: cross stitch, backstitch, Colonial knots (or French knots)
Chart: Two step color chart : with cross stitch only + with all stitches
Threads: DMC, DMC Color variations, DMC diamant or metallic gold of your choice
Number of colors: 11
Other supplies: Mill Hill seed beads (old gold)
Themes: year-round flower calendar, spring violets, purple
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