I’m excited to share our first stitch sample, entitled Wintergreen! This particular design proudly features one of my new fall collection colours.
I mentioned in my previous posts that my fall collection was inspired by autumn leaves, particularly focusing on the colour ORANGE!
Colour #74 was the first new colour I dyed for this collection. It is a blend of blue and variations of orange. When I dyed this combination I was thinking of oak leaves against the backdrop of a blue sky. Having said this, I do feel the colours are somewhat reminiscent of southwestern colours as well.
Courtly Checks was introduced in the July/August Needlepoint Now issue featuring three ornaments designed by Kam Wenzloff using Colour Complements threads. I loved these designs and have opted to stitch all three with my fall collection colours. I wanted to demonstrate just how versatile these designs can be!
I’d like to introduce a new colour version of Wintergreen today.
What colours did I use to stitch Wintergreen?
I used five colours of size 5 perle cotton
- Colour #74
- Colour #66
- Colour #175
I will mention that I didn’t care for the white canvas showing through in the half Rhodes stitches so I opted to add a pale orange Kreinik braid – I like how it turned out!
Additional supplies include 18-count white mono canvas. Each ornament is small measuring about 3.5-inches so your canvas does not need to be particularly large for the project. Of course, I have no doubt you will want to stitch more than one so you might like to pick up half a meter!
Remember, the pattern is available in the July/August 2021 issue of Needlepoint Now.