Love is the third offering in my Birds of Color Series and this one focuses on the color red. And of course, what bird better represents the color red than the cardinal and his lovely female counterpart. As with other colors, the color red represents several different meanings including anger, danger, passion, power and love. I have chosen to focus on Love with this design, with the paired cardinal couple and of course the hearts, as additional symbols of love. I hope you love stitching this sweet design! This pattern can be found at many fine needlework stores.
In the Pink
In the Pink was inspired by a gradient NPI silk pack that I received. I had also just received this linen from Mason Linens, and when I held the threads against the linen, I knew I needed to design something using them together. The colors were so perfect together! Since the colors were so soft and delicate, the design needed to be soft and delicate, too. I love the tone on tone look of the brown silk against the fabric and the gradations of the pink are a perfect complement. The model is stitched on 40 ct Button Box Dark by Mason Linens using the called for NPI silk. This pattern can be found at many fine needlework stores.
Hopeful Heart Prayer Flag
Creating prayer flag designs has been on my mind for a long time and I’m excited to introduce my first one, Hopeful Heart, to support Cottage Garden Threads. These threads paired perfectly with Fabric Flair’s Vintage Ephemera Damask fabric to create a layered look to the design.
The model is stitched on Fabric Flair’s 40 ct Vintage Ephemera Damask using one strand of the called for floss over two linen threads.
Alternative fabrics: This design would be lovely stitched on any cream or pale pink fabric. This pattern can be found at many fine needlework stores.