Sep 2, 2011

Little Teaser - Red Finch's Winter Song

This is a snip of a larger piece that will be a delightful winter-time quickie stitch.  This only took me a week, and that is evening stitching. The design is called "Red Finch's Winter Song".  At 107 x 109 stitches, the finished size is 7 1/4" square.  I've used a lovely 30 ct linen by Weeks Dye Works, called, appropriately, Sky, and Dinky Dyes lovely silk floss. 

This design will be released by Jo Mason of Dinky Dyes at the Online Needlework Show  this coming October 20-25th, so be sure to visit her virtual booth during those days. 

Although I stitched this over 2 on the 30 ct, it could just as easily be done over 1 thread for a dainty, ornament-sized treasure. The soft, subtle tones of Dinky Dyes' variegated floss give excellent color variety and detail, to this design with fewer thread changes, especially on those delicate pale to medium blue snow-covered stems. :-).