CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Tempting Tangles
How better to welcome a new baby to the world than to link it to its parents, grand-parents, great-grand parents and ancestors. This beautiful cross stitch sampler links the child with 4 generations, each couple featured by their initials and sitting in a bird-like nest.
Here is how to read this family tree (and compose your own).
The child is at the center in the tree-top cartouche, with it's parents on either side.
The first two nests feature the grand parents on each side.
The next two nests on each side, at a slightly different level, feature those grand-parents' parents.
The lower nests each feature two series of initials (two different couples), representing the 4th generation back
This pattern, one of Tempting Tangles larger and intricate designs, is somewhat of a challenge, but what a stunning piece of needlework. Furthermore, the personalization of the stitched piece will no doubt make it a family heirloom, cherished by generations to come.
The pattern is cross stitched using 4 colours of Silk Mori (or Dinky Dyes substitutes). It is stitched over two but includes a few petite stitch designs. Letters are adorned with Blackwork motifs and there are a number of other speciality stitches used throughout the design (see below).
An alphabet with different size initials is included so you can personalize the work using the initials of your own family.
A cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 249 x 214 (wide x high)
Suggested Needlework fabric: Zweigart Vintage Belfast Autumn Field
Finished size on 32 ct over 2: 15-1/2w X 13-3/8h inches
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch, Smyrna Cross, Sofia Stitch, Upright Cross, Four-sided, Algerian Eye, Algerian Eyes, Petite stitch
Chart: Black & White, Color overview
Threads: Kreinik Silk Mori (Dinky Dyes cross-ref included in the key is an estimate only, not an exact comparison but designed to coordinate very well)
Number of colors: 4
Themes: parents, grand-parents and great-grand-patents, family tree, baby
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