Northern Lights and Evergreen Trees is a 59w x 69h counted needlework design that uses Kreinik Metallics and Caron Watercolour threads. This design was placed in a tri-fold window card.
This counted needlework design was worked on 18 count mono canvas, Zweigart, color black and 20 count hand-dyed Weeks Works linen, color Blue Jean.
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Chart and photos may be copied, used in class or for personal use but may not be sold. If there are any differences between the photos and the chart, the chart is correct. (In the second shown card below, using the Caron threads on 20 count fabric, I reduced the number of straight stitches within the Evergreens and the Northern Lights).
Stitches are straight stitches of various lengths. Dots on the chart indicate threads of the same color that share a fabric hole.
Materials used for the worked design:
Fabric: 18 count mono canvas, Zweigart, color black.
Threads: Kreinik Metallic braids in sizes #4, #8, #12 and #16.
– The snowy colored outer border: two strands of Kreinik braid #4, color 032 – Pearl.
The green 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. I lightly sprayed 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.
Materials used for the worked design.
Fabric: 20 count hand-dyed Weeks Works linen, color Blue Jean.
Threads: Caron Watercolours (a divisible 3-ply thread), Kreinik Metallic #8 braid, color 001L – High Luster Silver.
– The snowy colored outer border: single strand of Caron Watercolours 115 – Blush. Used 1-ply.
– The trees: single strand of Caron Watercolour 169 – Moss. Used 1-ply. A single strand of Kreinik Metallic #8 braid, color 001L – High Luster Silver is used to add sparkle to the trees.
– Northern Lights: single strand of Caron Watercolour 84 – African Sunset. Used full, undivided 3-ply. Using the thicker 3-ply, I decided to work fewer straight stitches for the Northern Lights.
The maroon brown tri-fold window card was purchased online from NordicNeedle.com. Card outer size is 6 inch by 8 inch with 4 inch square shaped opening. I used double sided tape to secure the worked designs behind the window of each card.