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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Monday, May 4, 2015

And So We Begin...

It's here! I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself. This is the first panel in a series of fifty-six. Yes, that's right: 56. They are all free, and they are my gift to the Orthodox world, and anyone else who feels drawn to them.

It is late here in the Highlands (read: my dear husband is on his way home on the train, will be here any minute, and I'm still cleaning up the kitchen from getting dinner ready), so I will post all about this tomorrow. There will be a link to a PDF download so you can have a printed copy of the design. I will also be talking about finishing off, how to display (I am planning to make mine so that I have the option to display them two different ways ~ the whole 55 maxims together, or just one at a time), and other options for you to consider.

I will also be talking a bit about my inspiration, which should be obvious!

To start: you will need white Linda evenweave 27-count. Of course, you can choose your own fabric, but do be sure you pick an evenweave. These designs will incorporate some petit point and embroidery stitches as well as cross stitches. Each panel will measure approximately 3" X 5".

And so, we begin! See you tomorrow with more information...
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  1. This is going to be fantastic Stacey. I look forward to this. My husband and I became Russian Orthodox a year ago.

  2. Thank you Vickie! I think it's just going to be such a neat thing to do, and well, anything to do with Fr Thomas has to be good, right? I'm hoping we'll gather a good, friendly community of stitchers along the way. I'm really excited about it!


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