Birthstone Series: Amethyst PDF Chart by Northern Expressions Needlework
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The purple Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and is second in a series of small birthstone
samplers. These can be stitched separately, or in combination. Stitch them as birth samplers, family samplers, wedding or anniversary samplers, or if you're really brave, stitch them all together! I've included a border idea for joining them up.
Stitch Count: 100w x 100h
Design Size: 5 x 5 inches on 40 count fabric
5 ½ x 5 ½ inches on 36 count fabric
6 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches on 32 count fabric
7 ¼ x 7 ¼ inches on 28 count fabric
Measurement are for design size only, you will need to add extra to each side for framing. Fabric used for the model is 32ct Raw Belfast Linen from Zweigart.
Soie D'Alger - 1314 or DMC 553 x 3 skeins
You will also need:
3 mm Swarovski Bicones Amethyst x 54 beads
Miyuki Delica DB1343 x 516 beads
This is not an exact conversion, the DMC is a more blue purple but it is the closest. :)
Floss estimates are for 32 count fabric using one strand of thread for stitching over two (except where noted). If using DMC, you might need to bump that to two strands for cross stitch and some of the specialty stitches – it doesn't cover quite as well.
For the beads you could also substitute Miyuki seed 15-1343, Toho 2219 (size 15/0) or Mill Hill 2084 – please note, the Mill Hill colour is a larger bead, there is one spot where these might be a bit of a tight fit.