Birds and Blossoms
This cheery design features cross stitched pinkeep birds and birdhouse boxes. Leaves, birds and viola flowers encircle the large and small houses. The viola design is then repeated on the wings of the stuffed birds. The birdhouses are 5 1/2 and 7 1/2 inches tall, and the birds are approximately 3 x 5 inches. All stitching and finishing instructions are included.
The designs are worked on 32 count Natural Belfast Linen from Zweigart, using DMC and Weeks Dye Works flosses.
Stitch Count: 191 wide x 238 high (large house); 142 wide x 32 high (small house with fabric roof), and 83 wide x 58 high (bird)
Birds and Blossoms Stitching Supplies
- 32 count Natural Belfast Linen from Zweigart - 16 x 22-inches (large house), 6 x 13-inches (small house with fabric roof), and 7 x 10 1/2-inches for one bird). Additional fabric needed if making a cross stitched roof for the small house. See chart for details.
- DMC embroidery floss: 209, 317, 470, 726, 740, 762, 3345 (2-3 skeins), 3799
- Weeks Dye Works Threads: Camellia, Garnet, Purple Majesty, Sky, Union Blue
- DMC Black #5 pearl cotton (for birds)
The birdhouses require 4 x 4-inch and 3 x 3-inch paper mache boxes. Additional craft supplies for finishing the birdhouse boxes and bird pinkeeps are listed on the chart.
See here for photos and details on finishing and attaching the roof and birds:
Finishing Tip Photos