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#021 The Green Earth
Fourth in the "Four Elements" series

The Green Earth is the last of the Four Elements Series.  When I started, I decided against the colour brown for "earth"!  It seemed that the many hues and shades of green would illustrate the concept of our bountiful earth so much more beautifully!  Like Crystal Waters, the Green Earth is worked on pure white linen and features Hardanger hills backed with green, atop bands of hemstitching in conical shapes, pulled thread, various stitches that look like trees and leaves, and finally, a gently rolling Bargello hillside.  There are petite sparkling gold beads, pearly white beads, and apple green accent beads.   Gold metallic threads add contrast to this verdant sampler.  Stitch it to capture your memories of walks, drives and picnics in the peaceful valleys of our wonderful green earth.


Design area: 114h x 46w
Model: 28ct White Quaker Cloth
8" high x 3 1/4" wide.
(Cut 14"x9" for framing.)

#021P Green Earth Accessory Pack

  • N.N. #140 overdyed floss
  • Caron Wildflowers "Pine Forest"
  • Caron Wildflowers "Celadon"
  • Kreinik Cable #002P - gold
  • Kreinik #4 Braid #008 - green
  • Mill Hill Petite Glass Bead #40557 gold
  • Mill Hill Glass Bead #3007 teal
  • Mill Hill Petite Glass Bead #00479 white
  • S.J. Designs Beads #1809 petite apple green
   Extra Materials Needed:
  • DMC #12 Perle Cotton - white
  • DMC #8 Perle Cotton - white
  • DMC flosses  # 3348, 562, 369, 924, white




Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Cross Stitch
  • Half Cross Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Beadwork
  • Kloster Blocks
  • Woven Bars
  • Divided Wrapped Bars
  • Doves Eyes
  • Three Sided Doves Eyes
  • Straight Stitch
  • Herringbone
  • Smyrna Cross Stitch
  • Partial Diamond Eye Stitch
  • Satin Stitch
  • Plait Stitch
  • Hemstitching with Four Sided Stitch
  • Bargello
  • Four Sided Stitch
  • Fly Stitch
  • Barrier Stitch
  • Hemstitching with Bricking
  • Lazy Daisy
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"160 Beach Cottage.."!

This is a perfect design to hang in your home or cottage while you dream of sand and sunshine! This beautiful beach retreat is surrounded by a bountiful garden full of flowers, grasses, roses and a white picket fence, truly your ideal beach getaway. Stitched on light blue linen with lovely summery colours, you'll love stitching it this summer to bring this project to life! ... click and scroll down for more