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BBP Advent Animal #1 Katie Kitty

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http://www.brookesbooks.com Liz Westlake and I have a Christmas gift for you stitchers out there. Yes, a twenty month long Christmas gift that we're kicking off right now. So, here's the skinny...I'm designing twenty-five little animals decked out in Holiday garb to celebrate the countdown to Christmas. I'll release one or more on the 3nd Tuesday of each month from March, 2014 to October, 2015. You can stitch them any way you'd like...As an Advent calendar or as ornaments or on towels, stockings, pillows, etc...They will all measure 43 x 52 stitches and have the same candy cane border. I've designed them with DMC floss on 28 count Babbling Brook Jobelan from Wichelt Imports. But if you'd like to make them extra special, I'd highly recommend using Liz Westlake's Dragonflylotus handspun silk threads that she created especially for these little guys. They are positively yummy. She stitched her models two ways with her Petite and Regular weight threads on 40 and 32 count Forest Haven linen from Silkweavers. Please check out her exclusive thread packs here: http://www.handspunthread.com/collections/brooke-s-books-animal-advent-stitch-a-long Join us for some Stitch-a-Long fun on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/animaladvent/ and Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/spunthread/brookes-books-animal-advent-stitch-a-long/ I'm having a BLAST drawing and desiging these...From our hearts to yours...Liz and I wish you a wonderful Christmas stitchy good time! Brooke ; ) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You will need to know how to cross stitch and back stitch to complete this design. You can find a beginner's tutorial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr_LfGr1v0E SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS This design is 43 x 52 stitches. If you stitch on 14 count fabric over 1 thread or 28 count fabric over 2 threads the finished dimensions will be approximately 3" x 3.75".

Recommended with this pattern

  • You will need 1 skein of each listed color of DMC floss & evenweave fabric of your choice. Model was stitched on 28 count Babbling Brook Jobelan by Wichelt Imports. (Stitched over 2 threads.)
  • You will also need an embroidery hoop, #26 or #24 tapestry needle, sharp embroidery scissors and materials for finishing your stitched piece. (ie: a frame, fabric to make an Advent garland, calendar, pillow, etc...)

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