Vintage Postcard: Avis de tempête (Incoming Storm)
CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Monique Bonnin
Here's a cross stitch pattern designed by Monique Bonnin, in the manner of a vintage postcard. The embroidery is quite realistic, showing a threatening sea, waves breaking on the rocks under a menacing sky. A vintage stamp adorns the card and, on the poststamp, you can even distinguish the word Molène, the Breton island of the same name.
For more realitic effect, the designer uses a mix of stitches, alternating whole cross stitches and half points. The stamp - an old French stamp known as "Marianne" is a real masterpiece. If you are an experienced stitcher, you can stitch it 1 thread over 1 thread for more effect. An additional chart is provided for this.
Note: Although instructions have been translated into English, the chart comes with the original French text, "Avis de tempête", meaning "Incoming storm warning".
A cross stitch pattern by Monique Bonnin.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Vintage Postcard: Avis de tempête (incoming Storm)
Chart size in stitches: 62 x 92 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave
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Stitches: Cross stitch, Half-stitch, Backstitch,
Chart: Black & White, Color
Number of colors: 27
Themes: storm, rough seas, lighthouse
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