Bright, bold and colourful — these are just some of the words I would use to describe this orange and red cross-stitch sample. I love using these colours because they give any project that hit of colour. This is especially true when you’re working with a spring or summer palette.

On the other hand, I love how versatile these colours can be when creating something more muted. Depending on the colour combination, you can also create a project or pattern that is more subdued. Both the orange and yellow work as good contrasting shades to the other colour selections you may be using. Creating a fall-inspired pattern is a good example of this.

Today’s cross-stitch sample features Colour #36, which is the perfect blend of orange and red! I used different shades of orange to create this particular colour. At first glance, it’s hard to see any red at all. Because we’re using warm tones throughout, the reds that I chose to create this colour were also more on the warm side. Think cherry reds or corals!

How We Created this Orange & Red Cross-stitch

We opted to lean towards a fall theme choosing 40-count brown linen for the sample above.  It is stitched using 2-strands of cotton floss and measures about 3 x 2 inches. The pattern is one element of a larger design called Garden Stars by Ink Circles.   

I particularly love the pattern of this stitch sample. My initial thought was that it looked very much like a flower. But the sharper accents on the leaves almost look like flames, which was very fitting for the colour we were using.

Keep your eyes peeled again for another stitch sample!

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