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Celtic Dolphins by NVP Design

Copyright Robin MacGrogan, NVP Design, Norfolk Village Pottery, 2005.

Celtic Dolphins by NVP Design

Chart: This NVP Design limited edition chart is print on the back side of the A4/Letter sized cardboard sheet. Although this design has many fractional stitches, the chart symbols are quite clear and easy to see.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitches, partial cross stitch and backstitch.

Materials: DMC stranded cotton Dinky Dyes silks and Kreinik #4 Braid. Fabric is not listed.

Designer’s Notes: None.

Why I was attracted to this design: For Fantasy Faire ’05 Dinky Dyes created a specialty colour (#085 Fantasy Blues) and about a dozen (??) of the designers at the Faire produced special small limited edition designs that included this thread. Many of them also included the new (at that time) Kreinik Fantasy braid colours – the 5000’s. Loving Fantasy designs, I put a serious amount of time and research into hunting these down.

So why haven’t I stitched it? I haven’t decided what to do with all of these Fantasy Faire designs. As all the 2005 designs contain the Fantasy blues silk  and the 2006 designs use Ocean Pines they can all be stitched in an afghan or as a wall hanging or …. something. I just don’t know what yet ….

Where can you buy it? Limited edition chart from six years ago? Maybe try eBay. As usual, my copy will be available to one commenter who wants it, after I finish stitching it up. So watch here later.

Discussion questions:  The actual dolphins in this chart are stitched with two different threads. The lower arm of the each x is stitched with Kreinik #4 Braid 5004 Love Potion and the top arm is stitched with Dinky Dyes 085 Fantasy Blues. Have you seen another chart where this technique is used?  Where each arm of the stitch is in a completely different thread, and with the metallic on the bottom arm, not the top?

Status:
2 May 2012: Still kitting up. Confused on fabric choices.