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NEN005 - Celtic Leaves Chart
NEN005 - Celtic Leaves Chart


 
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Design Size: 209w x 209h
Threads Used: Gloriana and Belle Soie silks, DMC conversion included
Fabric Used: Lakeside Linens Magnolia, 40ct
The third design in the Celtic series is Celtic Leaves. Living in Canada, autumn is a very colourful time of year. With the rains, the grass is at it's lushest and greenest, and the trees explode into a multitude of oranges, yellows and reds. This design was a labour of love - the materials for it kept getting lost in the post, and I was fighting against a deadline, so it made for many nights of stitching into the wee hours, and I managed to stitch it in a couple of weeks. It is stitched in five colours of Gloriana and 3 colours of Belle Soie, on 40 count Magnolia from Lakeside Linen. Any count will work, but again, you'd need to use a linen or evenweave fabric as this one is predominantly specialty stitches. The knotwork is about the only thing that is pure cross stitch. The chart includes a DMC conversion, though I have to admit, this was difficult to convert. There just aren't very close matches in the DMC palette, and the knotwork is done in three very heavily overdyed colours. I did my best to pick what I thought would work, but it really isn't at all close for these three colours. I have since done conversions to overdyed cottons and other brands of silk for people which are much better than the DMC, but I know a lot of stitches like to have that.

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