Friday, August 31, 2007

Easter Holiday Cracker Kit - Bent Creek

I love Bent Creek kits - the materials included are top quality, and there's plenty of them - lots of spare fabric round the design, so there's so many options for finishing ... that said, this will probably be framed, as it will be on show for at least three months of the year!

I made a couple of modifications - the bottom left corner became yellow and not raspberry, to make it symmetrical, and one of the raspberry blocks was stitched in cross stitch and not Rhodes stitch - why do all that extra work and then hide it behind a button? LOL The chick's beak, eye and legs didn't show up very well in the charted colour, so I made them black instead...

Design Details

Fabric: 32 linen, natural
Threads: DMC, Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Arts Sampler Threads stranded cottons.
Designers: Marsha Worley and Elizabeth Newlin
Kit Details: Easter Cracker Bent Creek (c) 2001
Stitch Count: 65H x 65V
Stitches Used: Cross Stitch, Straight Stitch, Satin Stitch, Colonial Knot
Threads Used: GAST Summer Meadow, Peacock, Mulberry, Evergreen, Raspberry Parfait, Maple Syrup, WDW Whitewash, Cocoa, DMC 775, 612, 310. Two strands used throughout for cross stitch.
Embellishments: Four hand dyed green buttons.
Modifications Made: DMC 310 substituted for 938. Bottom left corner stitched in Summer Meadow. One Raspberry Parfait block was stitched in cross stitch and not Rhodes stitch.

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