The Long Way Home
CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Tempting Tangles
This pattern is a wonderful design where green quaker motifs combine to feature a forest of thick trees. Running through those woods, is a road lined with village houses. The text "Let's take the Long Way home" actually forms the space of the road.
The Quaker/Vierlanden (1) medallion motifs are very varied in shape, all cross stitch. Different hues of green are used so that there is actually a feel of being in a forest with different trees.
By contrast with those large round shapes, the houses are tiny and beautifully depicted in stitching, with excellent coloring and backstitch detail.
There is a warm feeling of autumn or early winter in this pattern. All houses are brightly lit, often with 2 different shades of light shining through the window panes - which is proof of how much detail work there is in this design.
Houses come in all shapes and states, some stately mansions, tiny cottages, houses in all manner of architectural styles. There are also a couple of churches, a lighthouse, a tower with a metal staircase running on the side and a large town clock, as well as a river running in the forefront.
(1) Vierlanden motifs are designs that originated in North Germany and were used for traditional folk costumes
A cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
The Long Way Home
Chart size in stitches: 152 x 152
Suggested Needlework fabric: Wichelt’s Water Lily linen, 32 count # 65203
- on 32 count fabric over 2 threads, is 9 ½” square.
- on 36 count over 2, is 8 ½. square
- on 25 count over 1, is 6 ¼ square
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Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch,
Chart: Black & White, Color overview & details
Threads: DMC (or Dinky Dyes Silk conversion)
Number of colors: 11
Themes: woods, trees, houses, village, road, river
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