Sandra Paradise’s cross-stitch design makes simultaneous use of bold colors, contemporary design, and traditional needlework techniques and stitches—to dramatic effect. The three designs can be stitched on a single piece of fabric and framed as a unit or displayed in separate frames for an interesting tiled effect.
Design size: 5¼ x 7 7/8" (13.3 x 20.0cm) for black striped dress; 4 7/8 x 8 1/8" (12.4 x 20.6cm) for red dress; 5½ x 8" (14.0 x 20.3cm) for black dress
Stitch count: 74w x 111h for black striped dress; 68w x 114h for red dress; 77w x 113h for black dress
Model fabric: 28-ct. White Pearl Linen by Zweigart (stitched over two threads)
Materials needed to complete: cross-stitch fabric, DMC cotton embroidery floss, Kreinik very fine (#4) braid, Mill Hill beads, embroidery ribbon, and Kreinik Facets
This is a downloadable pattern, first published in the January 2005 issue of Stitcher’s World magazine. Supplies used to stitch this pattern were available at the time of publication. However, you may need to find substitutes if supplies are no longer available.