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8x8" 18 or 19 count canvas or evenweave fabric
8" x 8" 18 or 19 count evenweave fabric and four colours of Watercolours. Separate the strands and stitch with only one ply.

#20 tapestry needle

Watercolours 065, Emerald for the needlepoint lines and the satin stitch filling of the inner border, Watercolours 184, Sheherezade for the "foliage" and the satin stitch filling of the outer border, Watercolours 195, Paprika for the trunks of the trees. We've added 186, Papaya in the main border. See the sidebar for color distribution in the upright cross stitch border. The design can be completed successfully with only two colors. To prevent distortion, mount the canvas or fabric on a frame.


Finished size of design on 18 count is 3" x 3".

NOTE: One line on the grid represents one thread of the fabric. Cross stitches and satin stitches are over two threads. Each needlepoint stitch is over one thread.

Only a portion of the Satin Stitch borders is charted. Keep the stitches slanted the same direction all around the design.

Upright Cross Stitch Borders

Treat the border as four square rows.

Outer row (Row 1): alternate 184, Sheherezade (black crosses) with 195, Paprika (gray crosses)

Row 2: alternate 184, Sheherezade (gray crosses this time) with 186, Papaya (black crosses).

Row 3: alternate 186, Papaya (black) with 195, Papaya (gray).

Inner row (Row 4) alternate 186, Papaya (black) with 065, Emerald (gray).

Optional: Fill in empty spaces (indicated by white crosses in diagram below)with upright crosses or French knots in a fine thread such as Wildflowers or Waterlilies. Or, add tiny seed beads.



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