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Shades of Blue is the fourth in a series of twelve shaded designs featuring bands and motifs shaped into geometric patterns.
Floss used in the model is from Dinky Dyes and can be purchased at your favourite needlework shop.
Fabric used in the model is from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie and can be purchased from Stephanie's website.
Additional Northern Expressions Needlework Designs can be found at Dinky Dyes, Hoffman Distributing, or can be ordered through your favourite shop.
Cover model wonderfully stitched by Ellen Lee
Stitch Count: 249w x 249h
Design Size: 12 ½ x 12 ½ inches on 40 count fabric
14 x 14 inches on 36 count fabric
15 ¾ x 15 ¾ inches on 32 count fabric
18 x 18 inches on 28 count fabric
Fabric used for the model is 40ct Nantucket Sky Linen by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. Because this design uses full cross stitches only, you can use any type of fabric you like.
Dinky Dyes Floss
66 Midnight x2 OR DMC 336 x2
55 Dreamtime x2 OR DMC 312 x2
22 Sapphire x2 OR DMC 322 x2
* This is not an exact conversion, the DMC are of course solid rather than overdyed.
Floss estimates are for 40 count fabric using one strand of floss for stitching over two. If you are using a lower count of fabric or multiple strands of floss you will need to adjust these amounts.