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Renaissance by Keslyn’s

Copyright Lynda Keske, Keslyn’s, 2011.

Renaissance by Keslyn's

Chart: This Keslyn’s chart is printed on a single folded Letter/A4 cardboard sheet. The two floss symbols are printed quite large and are quite distinct from one another, so this appears to be an easy chart to stitch.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitch only so can easily be adapted to one-over-one or counted canvas work.

Materials: Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and ThreadworX cottons. Stitched on Zweigart 32ct “Blue Spruce” linen.

Designer’s Notes: The model was stitched with one strand of floss over two fabric threads. If you would like a bolder look try using two strands of thread over two fabric threads.

Why I was attracted to this design: This was one of the slew of Keslyn’s charts I bought all in a bunch a couple of years back.  Like the other Keslyn’s charts it was the color combination of the floss and fabric that attracted me, I just loved the way the different colours came together. I hope it works as well in real life as it does in the cover picture.

So why haven’t I stitched it? Although I have a rather large chart stash and a growing floss stash, it is only very recently that I have bought many Zweigart or Wichelt fabrics. In fact, I may just have enough left over for this design after I finish stitching Aurora Polaris.

Where can you buy it? Keslyn’s is still in business. Your LNS or ONS can easily order in this chart for you. Expect to pay around $12.00 (US).

Discussion questions: The best of these designs is how adaptable they are! Which threads and fabric combination would you use?

Project Status:
26 May 2012 – Ready to start as soon as I check the amount of Blue Spruce linen I have ….

 

Copyright Lynda Keske, Keslyn’s, 2006.

Forest Snow Flake by Keslyn's

Chart: This Keslyn’s chart is printed on a single Letter/A4 sheet of paper. The three floss symbols are printed quite large and are quite distinct from one another, even though they are of a similar size, so this appears to be an easy chart to stitch.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitch only.

Materials: DMC stranded cotton stitched on Wichelt 28ct “Egg Shell” linen or “Chai Tea” Jobelan.

Designer’s Notes: None.

Why I was attracted to this design: I’m not sure how I ended up with this chart. I was on a Keslyn’s kick there for a while and bought quite a few of her charts.  I think with this one, it was the color combination of the floss and fabric that attracted me, I just loved the way the different colours came together. I hope it works as well in real life as it does in the picture.

So why haven’t I stitched it? There were other Keslyn’s charts I bought at the same time that I liked more, so I tried to kit those up first. Of course, if I had looked at this one a little harder I would have seen that all I needed was a little Egg Shell linen and this one would be good to go.  And now Egg Shell linen is discontinued.  Lynda recommends Chai Tea as a substitute, hmmm …. we’ll see if it stitches up just as nicely.

Where can you buy it? Keslyn’s is still in business. Your LNS or ONS can specially order in this older chart for you. Expect to pay around $US9.50.

Discussion questions: Have *you* ever  bought a design simply because you liked the colours in it? Or does it have to have more than just a great colour combo to entice you to part with your money?

Project Status:
12 Mar 2012 – Partially kitted – no Chai Tea in the stash – phooey :(