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Cross-Stitch Meets Blackwork – Swan Reflections Kit

Cross-Stitch Meets Blackwork – Swan Reflections Kit

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The Cross-Stitch Meets Blackwork Designs are great transition designs for those new to blackwork and who have previously done cross-stitch, although no experience of cross-stitch or counted thread is necessary.

The Swan Reflections is worked from a chart and has a detailed instruction booklet which has step-by-step numbered diagrams and instructions to guide you through the blackwork patterns. The embroidery can be worked in colour if you do not like black.

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The Cross-Stitch Meets Blackwork Designs are great transition designs for those new to blackwork and who have previously done cross-stitch, although no experience of cross-stitch or counted thread is necessary. The Swan Reflections is worked from a chart and has a detailed instruction booklet which has step-by-step numbered diagrams and instructions to guide you through the blackwork patterns.

This is design is a little more intricate in comparison to the other Cross-Stitch Meets Blackwork Designs and not recommended for the complete beginner.

If you have never done counted work then you may want to work the embroidery on 14 or 16 count Aida as the fabric is the easiest to work the patterns on.

The design looks great in colour and variegated embroidery thread if you are not partial to black. Approximately 8 meters of a 6 strand embroidery thread is required for the embroidery.

A stitching light and magnification are an asset to work the embroidery.

I am offering free on-going critique with this kit…..you can email me at any time if you have questions or would like me to critique your embroidery.

I offer this design at a lower cost for groups.


Description of Fabric Types:

The count of a fabric is the amount of threads there are per inch of the fabric. The more threads there are per inch the harder it will be to see the holes in the fabric. The 28 and 32 count fabrics have a softer feel and look compared to the 14 and 16 count Aida fabric.

  • 14 Count and 16 Count Aida Fabric: 100% Cotton. The fabric has even weave threads (all threads are the same thickness). 14 count is the easiest fabric to count for absolute beginners in counted embroidery or for those who have difficulties seeing 28 or 32 count fabric.
  • 28 Count Lugana: 52% cotton and 48% Rayon. The fabric has even weave threads (all threads are the same thickness). The patterns come out more even on the even weave fabric compared to the linen fabric.
  • 28 Count Cashel Linen: 100% Linen. The fabric has uneven weave threads (threads are different thicknesses) giving a natural look.
  • 32 Count Lugana: 52% cotton and 48% Rayon. The fabric has even weave threads (all threads are the same thickness). The patterns come out more even on the even weave fabric compared to the linen fabric.
  • 32 Count Belfast Linen: 100% Linen. The fabric has uneven weave threads (threads are different thicknesses) giving a natural look.

Embroidery Size:

  • 14 Count Fabric: 10 1/2 inches (26 1/4 cm) high by 7 1/4 inches (18 1/4 cm) wide
  • 16 Count Fabric: 9 inches (23 cm) high by 6 1/4 inches (16 cm) wide
  • 28 Count Fabric: 10 1/2 inches (26 1/4 cm) high by 7 1/4 inches (18 1/4 cm) wide
  • 32 Count Fabric: 9 inches (23 cm) high by 6 1/4 inches (16 cm) wide

Kit Contents:

  • Instruction Booklet and Chart
  • One Piece of Counted Fabric Approximately 14 inches by 16 inches (35 cm by 40 cm)
  • One Skein of Black DMC Embroidery Cotton
  • One Size 24 or Size 26 or Size 28 Tapestry Needle

Recommended Supplies:

Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 37 × 27 × 0.6 cm
Cross-Stitch Meets Blackwork - Swan Reflections

Kit with Instruction Booklet – Antique White 14 Count Aida Fabric, Kit with Instruction Booklet – Antique White 16 Count Aida Fabric, Kit with Instruction Booklet – Antique White 28 Count Lugana Fabric, Kit with Instruction Booklet – Antique White 28 Count Cashel Linen Fabric, Kit with Instruction Booklet – Antique White 32 Count Lugana Fabric, Kit with Instruction Booklet – Antique White 32 Count Belfast Linen Fabric, Instruction Booklet – Hard Copy, Instructions – PDF File

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