CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Tempting Tangles
Polished kettles, fancy teapots and dainty tea strainers embellish this list of evocative tea blends.
This is Tempting Teas , a remarkable piece that is one of the highlights of the beautiful collection of Seasonal Tea & Coffee cross stitch patterns designed by Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles. Match it with its companion design Coffee compendium (see below) and you will have a perfect pair, ideal for decorating a parlour or any quiet place in your house where you sit down for a nice cup of tea.
The list of cross stitched names of tea blends reads like a poem, going from Apple to Ying De Hong and including some lovely exotic teas such as Black Lea, Dragon Well, Gunpowder, Kombucha, Matcha, Prince of Wales, Red Robe, Russian Caravan and White Monkey Paw.
The piece was stitched on overdyed fabric, using 11 colors of overdyed threads from the Classic Colorworks* range. This creates a unique feel, with the warm colors of the kettles and teapots blending in parts with the background.
*Classic Colorworks is the new name for the range of Crescent Color embroidery floss.
"I have suggested ideas on working with light/dark variegated floss on hand-dyed, variegated fabric. You find these in the details section of the chart. This design will be unique to YOU once it is stitched."
Creative Poppy suggestion:
You can create your own dyed and stained fabric using natural dyes such as tea, coffee, brown or red onion and walnut.
This cross stitch pattern comes with both a color overview chart, and a detailed black and white chart with helpful tips and instructions describing special stitches.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 278 x 310
Suggested Needlework fabric: 40 ct Zweigart Newcastle, “Days Gone By” 3348/301/55
Finished size on 40 ct over 2: 14” w x 15 1/2” h
Finished size on 36 ct over 2: 151/2” w x 17 1/4” h
Finished size on 28 ct over 1: 10” x 11”
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Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch/Straight Stitch, Stem Stitch
Chart: Black & White, Color overview
Threads: Classic Colorworks cotton (or Dinky Dyes Silk or DMC conversion)
Number of colors: 11
Themes: kettles, tea-pots, tea-strainers, tea blends
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