"Redwork Garden" (BRD-106) is a framed sampler design with two coordinating needlework smalls that combine my three loves: needlework, quilting, and gardening. It is a companion piece to "Quilted Garden" that was released last fall. This design is stitched with three colors of The Gentle Art Sampler Threads (two reds and a white) on Chantilly Creme hand-dyed fabric from Lakeside Linens (the models use 40-count, but you can use your favorite).
The entire sampler is Cross Stitch over two-linen threads, with the exception of the verse (which is Cross Stitch over-one linen thread); I have included alternate charting of the original verse in Back Stitch for those who shy away from over-one needlework.
The needlework smalls include a scissor fob and a biscornu...and complete finishing instructions are included. For the buttons on the biscornu, I stitched my initials and the year over-one on small scraps of fabric, then used a Dritz Cover Button Kit (found at hobby and sewing shops) to make the buttons...I also included an alternate alphabet/numbers in Back Stitch, if you are not a fan of over-one Cross Stitch.
Additional photos, design specifics, and a complete supply list are available on my website - simply visit: http://www.blueribbondesigns.com and click on "Future" in the left-hand menu...then scroll down to the photos and information on "Redwork Garden". The chartpack contains charting for the sampler/scissor fob/biscornu, stitching instructions, stitch diagrams, complete finishing instructions for the scissor fob and biscornu, alternate verse charting, and an alphabet/numbers for personalization.
I am excited to share "Redwork Garden" with you...and hope you will look for this design at your favorite needlework shop following the Nashville Needlework Market (February 25-26)....