CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Tempting Tangles
Purple-licious is part of the color series designed by Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles. Others in this series are Scarlet letters, Verdant Variations, Ebony & Ivory, Broderie Bleue, Little Brown Jug.
A play with words and color, this cross stitch sampler reads like an alphabetical order poem listing all the subtle variations of purple, plum and lilac hues, with evocative names ranging from Amethyst to Wine, including Burgundy, Grape, Damson, Heliotrope, Magenta, Mullberry, Plum and Periwinkle.
"Full cross stitches and back stitch only so that this design can be worked over 1 thread of fabric but don't we hasten to suggest you not choose too small a count lest you lose the detail in that back-stitching!"
Creative Poppy suggestion:
Stitch with your very own range of Purple, plum and lilac overdyed floss and/or using left over threads and make your piece truly unique. Part of the fun will be deciding which color floss you will stitch for each word.
The mostly cross stitch pattern, embellished with a couple of seed beads, comes with both a color overview chart, and a detailed black and white chart.
Designer Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles tells of her inspiration for Purple-licious:
Creative Poppy says:
The pattern comes with both a color overview chart, and a detailed black and white chart with extensive instructions describing all specialty stitches.
A cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 202 x 204
Suggested Needlework fabric: 36 ct Zweigart Edinburgh “Sand”
Finished size on 40 ct over 2 : 10 1/8” square
Finished size on 36 ct over 2 : 11 ¼” square;
Finished size on 32 ct over 2 : 12 ¾” square
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Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch
Chart: Black & White, Color overview
Threads: Dinky Dyes Silk (or DMC conversion)
Number of colors: 5
Other Supplies: Mill Hill Seed beads
Themes: Purple, violet, plum, mauve, lilac, periwinkle, colors
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