CHART PACK: 8 color pages
Flying Fish banner
CROSS STITCH PATTERN DESIGNED BY Perrette Samouiloff
There's a bit of a holiday atmosphere in this seaside inspired cross stitch piece. It combines scenes of children playing on the beach with buckets and rakes, fragile flowers growing in the sand dunes, a seagull keeping watch, and most remarkable, the fish springing from the water.
This piece in particular showcases Perrette Samouiloff's talent as a cross stitch designer. These small fish only combine a couple of stitches yet they spring to life. In fact, the chart combines full cross stitches worked in two strands, with lighter three-quarter cross stitches worked in 1 strand. The later do not cover the fabric completely, rather they leave openings as if the light was reflected on the fish scales. These fractional stitches are quite straightforward, especially when stitching over two threads on linen or evenweave. Indeed you start the stitch like any regular cross stitch, only when you come back across do you shorten the second part of the stitch and go back through the middle. Detailed explanations are included with the chart.
This piece is stitched in three different colors of DMC variations floss. It therefore combines a multitude of hues that make the stitching fun.
The user friendly chart comes in both a Color and Black and white version. The black and white version includes the backstitching in color, so it forms good contrast with the cross stitch and is really easy to follow.
A cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff.
Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Flying Fish banner
Chart size in stitches: 76 x 179 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch, 3/4 cross stitch
Chart: Black & White, Color
Threads: DMC Color Variations floss
Number of colors: 3
Themes: children at the seaside, playing on the beach and watching the fish