Cherry Basket ABC
COUNTED CROSS STITCH CHART BY MARIE-ANNE RETHORET-MELIN
Red, ripe and Juicy, these cherries look so good, you'd almost want to eat them.
Designer Marie-Anne Réthoret has selected a brilliant range of colors with the bright warm colors of the fruit contrasting with the subtle colors of the ABC. The contrast is emphasized in the stitching too with the letters stitched in one strand, in half stitch and the cherries standing out in cross stitch and 2 strands.
The charts comes with numbers so you can stitch any date of your choice.
Here at Creative Poppy, this pattern triggered lots of interesting ideas:
- One was to make a kitchen hand towel, allowing a little extra room all around the pattern and using very light terry towel for the back. We would recommend washing both fabrics before you sew them because there might be some shrinkage on either piece of fabric.
- If you're feeling creative, why not shuffle the letters and compose your own message such as "Welcome" or "Welcome into my kitchen". The height of the sampler car easily be adjusted by shortening the side bands.
A design by Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin.
Number of stitches: 152 x 208 (wide x high)
Stitches: Cross stitch (no fractional stitches), Backstitch,
Chart: Black and White AND Color
Threads: DMC Embroidery floss,
Number of colors: 12
Themes: cherries, basket, June, July, ABC, sampler