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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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

55 Maxims :: Colors You Will Certainly Need!

The eight colors I'm showing you today ~ or rather, the two sets of four ~ are colors you will certainly need in this stitch-along series. The colors on the left are the four that will be used repeatedly for any of the writing / lettering on each panel. The colors on the right will be used repeatedly for the background numbers. You will see better what I mean as soon as I post the design for Maxim Number 1.

All of the threads used in this series are DMC stranded cottons. I have listed the color number beside each bobbin (in case my own writing is indecipherable!).

Coming up soon: the finished design for Maxim Number One. This will be the second panel in the series.

Remember to use evenweave in your stitching. I am using Linda 27-count. 

Blessings to you all!
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