Welcome to the Orthodox Stitcher! Here you will find original, handcrafted cross stitch designs created with the Orthodox Christian in mind. The Orthodox Stitcher is an extension of Fearn Abbey Needleworks, where you will find more original cross stitch designs coming to you from the beautiful Northern Highlands of Scotland. My hope for The Orthodox Stitcher is that this will be a unique and blessed place for Orthodox Christians ~ and indeed, anyone who feels called to visit and stay awhile ~ to develop their creative side, and to honor God. Glory to God for all things!


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

And To Start You Off...

Here is a little chart for you to have for free!  A little girl all ready for Spring and waiting for Pascha, complete with her basket, a bunny friend, and a handful of pussy-willows.  I hope you have fun stitching her.  Feel free to comment when you have finished her.  I would be happy to post your stitching, if you like!

The colors are any red, yellow, green, blue, brown of your choice (I used DMC 666, 973, 792, 911, and 869), along with bright white (DMC B5200), black (DMC 310), and ecru.  Use 2 strands for cross stitches AND the long-stitched pussy willow branches.  Use one strand for her mouth, DMC 356.  Make French knots in black for the girl's eyes and the bunny's eyes.  Make French knots in ecru, using 2 strands and wrapping twice around needle, for the pussy-willows. 

[NOTE:  Normally, my charts are made as PDF downloads, complete with instructions and keys. This little free chart was done up in a hurry for you, and I wanted you to have her before Pascha.]

Happy Spring, everyone!

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