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

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.

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