A Raven's Reply

Ravens are a bit spooky, aren't they? Edgar Allan Poe's eerie poem, "The Raven," was the inspiration for this fun Halloween design. "A Raven's Reply" is part of my series celebrating birds. Central to the design is a mysterious raven perched on a pumpkin above its unforgettable reply, "Nevermore." A golden moon hangs in the sky with a spider suspended from it. The border is scalloped orange and black, giving the design a vintage Halloween feel. If you're looking for a fun and spooky design to decorate your home, this is the perfect project for you!

Design area: 93H x 71W

Model: Stitched using one strand of floss over two threads on 40 count Soft Porcelain linen by Luminous Fiber Arts. 

Floss:

The Gentle Art: (may need 2 skeins for lower fabric counts): Blackboard, (1 skein each): Fragrant Cloves, Buttercrunch, Bittersweet, Uniform Blue
Weeks Dye Works: (1 skein each): Sweet Potato, Cayenne

Retail: $8.00

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Haunted

Halloween is coming and the night is filled with black cats, playful ghosts and eerie birds. This design is perfect for stitchers who love cute and spooky Halloween! Frame or finish the main design as a pillow. The ornaments would be wonderful for a Halloween tree. Pattern includes main design, Haunted, and three ornaments: Boo, Eek, and Spooky.

Design area: Main Design: 101H x 99W, Ornament Stitch Count: 67H x 47W

Model: Stitched using one strand of floss over two fabric threads on 40 count Macchiato linen by Luminous Fiber Arts. Suggested fabric substitution: Picture This Plus Sand. Ric Rac Trim is ½” wide Licorice from Lady Dot Creates.

Floss:
Weeks Dye Works: Clockwork 

Classic Colorworks: River Rocks* (14/28 & 16/32 count stitchers will need 2 skeins.)

DMC: 310*, 543 (*14/28 & 16/32 count stitchers will need 2-3 skeins.)

Retail: $12.00

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Spooky October

Spooky October is a cute cross stitch pattern filled with cats, bats, and other spooky Halloween creatures.

Design area: 59H x 163W

Model: Stitched using 2 strands of floss over two threads on 28 count Harvest Moon linen by Luminous Fiber Arts. 

Floss:
DMC: 310 (2 skeins), 3853, 728, 208, 648, 720, 704, 445

Retail: $10.00

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Squirreling Around

Autumn is in the air and squirrels are rushing to get their acorns stored away! This is a fun and quick project that will be perfect for stitchers who love to decorate for fall! 

Design area: 182H x 62W

Model: Stitched using one strand of floss over two fabric threads on 40 count Sparrow linen by Luminous Fiber Arts. Suggested fabric substitutions: Picture This Plus Doubloon or Zweigart Vintage Country Mocha. 

Floss:
Weeks Dye Works: Blue Heron, Marmalade, Clockwork 

Classic Colorworks: Cayenne, Caterpillar

DMC: 844, 3777

Retail: $10.00

Available from your local needlework and in my Etsy shop.

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