It's Snow Season at AC Needlework

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It REALLY has been snowing at AC Needlework!  Literally!!  Four to five inches of snow fell this past weekend in my neck of the woods! While it was a soft, fluffy snow, we are ready to see it go. Watching the flakes fall from the sky brought to mind the snowflake cross stitch designs in the AC Needlework shop.  Keep reading to get more details about them.

 

Crystal Blue Snowflake, Electric Blue Snowflake, & Silver Snowflake

 

 

Cool Blues and Icy Blending Filament 

 

The first two snowflake patterns – Crystal Blue Snowflake and Electric Blue Snowflake – use cool shades of blue DMC cotton embroidery floss and icy shades of Kreinik blending filament. (You can find embroidery floss in most craft stores.  I find it more difficult to find blending filament in craft stores so I order directly from Kreinik.)

These patterns are easy. They use whole stitches and there is no backstitching. The blending filament may be a bit of a challenge if you have never stitched with it.  Just be sure to keep the length of the filament short and use one strand of cotton floss and one strand of blending filament.  

TIP: If you have never used blending filament, keep the filament short (4 or 5 inches in length) and use one strand of filament with one strand of cotton floss.   This will help prevent the filament from breaking or raveling as you stitch.  

 

 

 

Crystal Blue Snowflake

 

 

 

You will see the sparkle come alive as you stitch the pattern. Hopefully you can see the glint of the blending filament in these close ups.

      

 

Design Details

Stitch Count  -   70w x 82h 

Finished Size - 4.38” x 5.13”; 11.12cm x 13.03cm; 16 count Aida fabric

Colors - 5

Fibers - DMC floss, Kreinik blending filament used

 

 

 

Electric Blue Snowflake

 

 

 

Two shades of DMC’s Electric Blue floss make this design pop.  It will make a great greeting card.  It will also look great in a frame. You could brighten up a small space on a wall or display it on a mantel or table in your favorite room. 

 

Design Details

Stitch Count - 56w x 66h

Finished Size - 3.50” x 4.13”; 8.89cm x 10.49cm;16 count Aida fabric

Colors -  2

Fibers - DMC floss used

 

 

 

Silver Snowflake

 

 

 

This snowflake is perfect for a greeting card.  It doesn’t take long to stitch.  I stitched the model in about eight hours, so it could be finished over a weekend or in several evenings.  Since the project only uses 1 skein of floss and 1 spool of blending filament, pack the project in a zip lock bag and carry it around in a book bag or handbag.  When you have wait time somewhere or even while you travel, stitch on the snowflake. 

 

 

Design Details

 

Stitch Count – 48 x 48

Finished Size – 3” x 3” (7.62cm x 7.62cm); 16 count Aida

Colors - 1

Fibers - DMC cotton floss; Kreinik blending filament

You will use 1 strand of floss and 1 strand of blending filament

 

Pattern Packet Features

 

All three patterns are PDF instant downloadable packet.

Pattern packets include:

  • One cover sheet with color photograph of the finished design
  • One 2 page 8.5x11 color cross stitch chart
  • One 2 page 8.5x11 black and white cross stitch chart
    • Both charts include color and stitch symbols
  • One pattern information sheet which includes a list of symbols, identification numbers and names of DMC floss used.  Floss list is designed as an easy to use shopping list.

 

The Crystal Blue Snowflake and Electric Blue Snowflake patterns can be instantly downloaded after your order is complete.  The Silver Snowflake pattern is free and can be instantly downloaded in the AC Needlework Free Pattern Gallery. 

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this little overview of the snowflake patterns from AC Needlework.  Travel over to the shop or free pattern gallery and give one or all of them a try.  

(Note:  Portions of this blog post were previously published on August 6 and November 12, 2016.)

 

 

I would love to see your stitched snowflake.  Share it with us on the AC Needlework Facebook page.  Do you have any other favorite cross stitched snowflakes?  We would love to see them too!

 

Pattern Packet Features

 

All three patterns are PDF instant downloadable packet.

Pattern packets include:

  • One cover sheet with color photograph of the finished design
  • One 2 page 8.5x11 color cross stitch chart
  • One 2 page 8.5x11 black and white cross stitch chart
    • Both charts include color and stitch symbols
  • One pattern information sheet which includes a list of symbols, identification numbers and names of DMC floss used.  Floss list is designed as an easy to use shopping list.

 

© 2017 Anne Cole.  All Rights Reserved.

 

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