Reindeer on a Starry Night is a 65w x 77h counted needlework based on a Bargello Pomegranate design. This design was placed in a tri-fold window card.
This counted needlework design was worked on 20 count hand-dyed Weeks Works linen, color Blue Jean.
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The two outer rows of stitches and the inner double diamond are worked over four fabric threads with steps up/down two fabric threads (4:2).
Reindeers are straight stitches, snowflakes are 8-pointed Rhodes stitch.
Threads for the outer edge and inner diamond: DMC size 5 pearl thread color 820 (Royal Blue Very Dark) and Anchor size 5 perle thread color 311 (Tangerine Very Light).
Reindeers were worked in Anchor size 5 perle thread color 303 (Citrus Medium)
Rhode stitched snowflakes are Anchor size 5 perle thread color 2 (Antique White)
The stitch chart for each reindeer is the same.
Position placement of the three reindeer within the worked design is important in order to add the 8-pointed Rhode stitched snowflakes.
The tri-fold window card was purchased online from StonyCreek.com. They come in red or green (both with white envelops). Card outer size is 5 inch by 7 inch with oval and rectangle windows with approximate 3 inch by 5 inch oval shaped opening or 3.25 inch square opening.
For several years I have used the cards as is with needlework inserts but recently I have begun to lightly spray a high-gloss paint over the fronts of the cards and let them dry overnight before inserting the worked design.
I used double sided tape to secure the worked designs behind the window of each card.