Sassy Thistle - Long & Short stitch Masterclass
NEEDLEWORKPATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Faby Reilly Designs
For her latest masterclass, designer Faby Reilly picked the thistle, emblem of Scotland, and framed within a matching tartan motif. The needlework pattern is used to introduce us to very useful specialty stitch - the long and short stitch. You will be able to practice this stitch guided by Faby Reilly's excellent tutorials.
The Long and short stitch is a handy embroidery stitch that can be used for filling areas such as leaves and petals of flowers. The design includes some counted Long and short stitches, used for the green bulb of the thistle, and more random stitches in the flower, over a cross stitch base.
This masterclass is intermediate level.
A tutorial is included with the chart for all specialty stitches.
A cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Sassy Thistle - Quick challenge: Long & Short stitch
Chart size in stitches: 60 x 60 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Zweigart 28ct Cashel linen, white
Size: 4 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch (11 cm x 11 cm)
Stitches: cross stitch, backstitch, long & short stitch
Chart: Two step color chart : with cross stitch only + with all stitches
Number of colors: 9
Other Supplies: Mill Hills beads (03021 Royal Pearl)
Themes: long & short stitch masterclass, Scotland, tartan
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