Birdhouse sampler-free cross-stitch design. Stitch these feathered friends in their cosy birdhouse
as a lasting reminder of the comforts of home.

 Birdhouse sampler-free cross-stitch design

Birdhouse sampler-free cross-stitch design

Home can be wherever you choose but it should always be a place where you feel happy and safe. Having
beautiful things around you can help create that cosy feeling and this gorgeous needlework sampler
will give you a sense of wellbeing whenever you look at it. It’s stitched on dark cream linen, instead of
white, which gives a subtle background colour and shabby chic feel. It makes the perfect background
for the lacy stitch details and pearly seed beads, embellishments that make a pretty finishing touch.
The birds amid the flowers and hearts bring the scene to life. Stitch this picture to welcome you home.

Stitching factbox
Stitching time:
30 hours
Type of stitches:
Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots, beads, Smyrna stitch
Level: Advanced

You will need
Threads:Stranded cotton as listed in the key
Needle:Size 26 tapestry needle
Fabric:28-count dark cream linen measuring 30x25cm (12×1 Oin)
Extras:Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 25×21 cm (10×8¼in)

How to frame your finished work

  1. If you’re using glass, place the stitched piece into the frame, followed by a mount or spacers. Add the piece of
    cross stitch next, followed by another piece of mountboard. Insert a panel pin into the centre of each side of the frame to secure all the layers, then turn the frame over to the right side.
  2. Check that your stitching is perfectly positioned before you begin inserting the rest of the panel pins. Space
    pins evenly every 5-8cm, placing some close to each corner. Use strips of acid-free, gummed tape to cover gaps, and add fitments of your choice.

Download free cross-stitch pattern Birdhouse sampler


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