Introducing Merry & Bright: A Fall Inspired Needlepoint Sample

Merry & Bright is the second fall inspired needlepoint sample, this one featuring Colour #75 in my fall collection. While the name is representative of a Christmas themed project, I have opted to stitch this with a fall themed palette of colours.

Once again, I have used orange but a different shade from that used in Colour #74. These colours were inspired by a Christmas Ornament I stitched several years ago, a small section of a design by Laura Perin called Jewel Box.

Colour #75 is a blend of orange, golden yellow and green. Personally, I feel this is a very versatile colour combination. While I dyed it with fall-themed colours in mind, I could envision it with either spring or summer or even Christmas colours depending on what additional threads/colours you choose.

Merry & Bright was designed by Kam Wenzloff for the July/August issue of Needlepoint Now.  The article, Courtly Checks features three ornaments, all with the addition of black and white checks!  They are fun to stitch measuring only about 3.5 inches in diameter.

The sample today is my version of Merry & Bright in a fall-inspired colour palette

What colours do you need to stitch Merry & Bright?

Five colours of size 5 Perle cotton, one skein of each are sufficient:

How do you like my version?  I wanted to show how this colour combination could work well with two of my older fall collection colours introduced in 2017, Colours 36 and 37.

Remember, the pattern is available in the July/August issue of Needlepoint Now.  Pick up some 18-count white mono canvas and you are good to get started!  P.S.  You’ll find it hard to stitch just one!

As always, experiment with colour!  More coming next week so make sure you visit the blog!     

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