CHART PACK: 14 color pages
12 Birds and Blackwork Flowers
CROSS STITCH AND BLACKWORK PATTERN DESIGNED BY Lesley Teare Designs
Designed by Lesley Teare's this extraordinary piece features 12 boxes or windows, with delightful little birds moving about, flying in and out or unsteadily perched on a flower. Colors are fresh and vibrant, contrasting with the black outlines.
The piece is worked in mixed techniques. All color parts are stitched in cross stitch (with some fractional stitches for detail). Flower petals by contrast are filled with lace-like Blackwork mini motifs, in Lesley Teare's signature style.
Blackwork is a counted thread needlework technique worked in backstitch or double running stitch (see link below for detailed information). Blackwork motifs appear as a line on the chart, similar to backstitch on a regular cross stitch chart.
Fabric wise, the designer recommends stitching on 14ct white Aida or 28ct white linen or evenweave.
Chart info & Needlework supplies for the 12 Birds and Blackwork Flowers pattern:
Full design size in stitches: 238 x 206 - each part is 58 x 66
Needlework fabric: 14ct Aida, 28ct Linen or Evenweave, white
Size (on 14ct/28ct): 17 x 14.7 inch (42.2 x 37.4 cm)
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch, French Knots, Fractional stitches
Threads: DMC stranded cotton. Optional for Black outline: DMC Pearl cotton in size 8 can be substituted for 2 strands of DMC stranded cotton
Number of colors: 20
Themes: birds, flowers, needlework techniques, purple, green, aqua, lime, orange