A Cardinal's Carol

The latest design in the Luminous Fiber Arts bird series is A Cardinal’s Carol ! This fun Christmas piece features a cheerful red cardinal singing his tune. He’s perched atop two golden bells as snowflakes dance around him.


Stitch Count: 91H x 73W

Model: Stitched using one strand of floss over two fabric threads on 40 count Soft Porcelain linen by Luminous Fiber Arts. Rayon ribbon on pillow is Sizzle from Lady Dot Creates.

Floss:
Classic Colorworks: Cupid, Blushing Beauty, Queen Bee, Bramble Bush
Weeks Dye Works: Turkish Red, Bayberry
DMC: 310, 729, 815, 920, 3761, 3799, 3853

Retail: $8.00

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Cardinal Noel

Cardinal Noel is a sweet Christmas ornament design for cross stitch. The pattern features two cardinals carrying Christmas baubles in their mouths. Above them are candy canes and snowflakes. Below is the word NOEL with bits of holly and the letter -O is a wreath topped with a bow.


Stitch Count: 87H x 61W

Model: Stitched using 1 strand of floss over two threads on 40 count Mint Green linen by Luminous Fiber Arts. Cording was made with 3 lengths of DMC 321 and 3 lengths of DMC 498.

Floss:
Weeks Dye Works: Turkish Red, Grits, Emerald

DMC
: 783, 310, 720

Retail: $7.00

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Christmas Bird Trio

These cute little birds are ready to celebrate Christmas! They are a fun and quick stitch that will add some holiday cheer to any home. This ornament set features a wren with a candy cane, a blue jay in a scarf, and a chickadee wearing Santa's hat.

Stitch Count: 56H x 57W

Models: Stitched using two strands of floss over two fabric threads on 32 count Soft Sea linen by Luminous Fiber Arts. Suggested fabric substitution: Picture This Plus Calypso. Mini pom pom trim is Snow from Lady Dot Creates.

Floss:

Weeks Dye Works: Bayberry

Classic Colorworks: Licorice Red

DMC: 169, 318, 413, 414, 434, 435, 452, 676, 712, 797, 798, 3747, 3865

Retail: $10.00

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Fleece Navidad

This design was inspired by a conversation I had with a shop owner at Market and the birth of a friend's daughter this year right around that same time. Fleece Navidad is a sweet little Christmas ornament that would be perfect for anyone who loves sheep or to stitch for a child at Christmas.

Stitch Count: 62H x 62W

Model: Stitched using two strands of floss over two fabric threads on 32 count Relic linen by Picture This Plus. Mini pom pom trim is Brickhouse by Lady Dot Creates. Gold snowflake charm is Mill Hill Glass Treasures #12036.

Back stitches, long stitches, and Smyrna cross were done using one strand of floss.

Floss:

Classic Colorworks: Snowball, Ribbon Red, Black Coffee, Peanut Brittle, Brown Sugar

Weeks Dye Works: Grasshopper 

DMC: 414, 729, 3833

Retail: $7.00

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Holly Jolly

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas! A cute snowman is getting into the Christmas spirit by hitching a ride with his friend Rudolph on a snowy day. Joining them for their dash through the snow is a little red cardinal holding a candy cane. This new design from Luminous Fiber Arts is a fast and fun stitch!


Stitch Count: 56H x 56W

Model: Stitched using two strands of floss over two fabric threads on 32 count Snow Day linen by Luminous Fiber Arts.

Floss:

DMC: B5200, 321, 434, 436, 505, 760, 977, 3021, 3853, 3866

Retail: $7.00

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Noel Rouge

I love red and white Christmas decor for its beautiful simplicity. I recently had a yen to stitch something that felt classic and comforting, so I turned to that red and white color palette and took inspiration from my love of weaving and fair isle knitting. My intention was only to design one ornament, but I had so much fun that I couldn't stop there!   

Pattern booklet is 8 pages (including front and back cover) and includes: ornament, pillow, a version of the stocking with no name on it, a version of the stocking with a name on it, an alphabet to change the name, a template for 32 count and 40 count stockings, and detailed stocking finishing instructions. The stocking is lined and can be used to hold small gifts if desired. 

Stitch Count: Ornament: 51H x 59W, Pillow: 58H x 87W, Stocking: 120H x 74W, 

Models: Stitched using one strand of floss over two fabric threads on 40 count White linen by Zweigart. Mini pom pom trim is Brickhouse from Lady Dot Creates.

Floss:

Classic Colorworks: Ribbon Red 

I used two skeins to stitch all three models. To stitch all three pieces, I would estimate that you need to add a skein for each count lower (36 count would likely require 3 skeins, 32 count--4, 28 count--5).

These pieces would also be beautiful stitched on other fabric colors or in other floss colors. 

Retail: $14.00

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Snow Many Friends

Snow Many Friends is a winter cross stitch pattern featuring a snowman with his furry and feathered friends. The snowman has donned a knit cap and scarf which is being swatted by a playful orange cat. He is holding a squirrel in his branch arms while another squirrel and a few cardinals look on. The scene is framed by a lamp post and tree and a cute cozy town blanketed in snow can be seen in the distance.

Stitch Count: 64H x 136W

Model Information: Stitched using two strands of floss over two threads on 32 count Indigo linen by Luminous Fiber Arts.

Floss:
Classic Colorworks: Blackbird, Cupid
Weeks Dye Works: Peacoat, Island Breeze, Daylily, Islamorada, Cypress
DMC: Ecru, 801, 433, 927, 3864, 311

Retail: $10.00

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