Summer Tree of Stitches


Stitch Count:- 140 high by 164 wide

Suitable only for evenweave fabric (not Aida/blockweave)

Summer Tree of Stitches was inspired by a walk in the woods that surround my home, one glorious day in early summer of 2012.  The birds were singing, the foxgloves were swaying in the breeze, bees buzzed, butterflies fluttered, and squirrels scampered about in the canopy overhead.  I wish there had been a lovely bench to sit on, which would have made it perfect!

This complex piece is carefully explained for beginners to tackle in easy steps.  From learning how to count on evenweave and mastering the basics of cross-stitch and back stitch, I walk you through a range of different counted stitches including octagonal, heart and butterfly rhodes, spiderweb roses, tete-de-beuf, reverse jessica, twisted chain, eyelets, bullion and colonial knots, sprats-head and eyelets.  Use scraps of thread left over from previous projects, or choose some beautiful hand-dyed flosses to bring your project to life.  It would look superb done in monochrome, or in a rainbow of colours - the choice is yours, but I give you guidance on how to choose colours for a successful result.

This PDF file is over 50 pages long, with extensive diagrams and easy-to-read friendly instructions, almost as if I am sitting there next to you!  If you enjoyed the original Tree of Stitches, you will be equally delighted with this larger tree!