CHART PACK: FAB118-PRT
Lavender Bouquet Humbug
COUNTED CROSS STITCH CHART BY FABY REILLY DESIGNS
Isn't this the cutest lavender sachet? The humbug shape is interesting and makes a change from the regular square ones. The size is ideal for stuffing with dried lavender.
The real beauty of this project however is the exquisite stitching of the lavender flowers and stems, a clever combination of cross stitch, back stitch and French knots. No fewer than 13 colors are used to convey the delicate shadings of the flowers. All stitches are carefully explained and the charts are easy to follow. Note: The pattern includes a great number of French knots.
The chart includes a Humbug tutorial. If you enjoy making humbugs, check out Faby Reilly's delightful Xmas ornaments with many more humbug shapes for you to make.
This pattern is part of the Lavender Bouquet series that includes a humbug, a biscornu, a pouch, a needlebook and an ortbag.
A design by Faby Reilly
Number of stitches: 100 x 50 (wide x high)
Stitches: Cross stitch (no fractional stitches), Backstitch, French knots
Chart: Black and White chart AND Color chart
Threads: DMC Embroidery floss,
Number of colors: 13
Themes: Lavender, flower, bouquet, ribbon, humbug, lavender sachet, scented