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Let's Stitch Together: Fall Stitch Along is Here!
Let's stitch together again!

Today we're publishing a brand new stitch guide for one of our favorite canvases and we couldn't be more excited about it! Introducing the House in the Woods Stitch Along featuring a design by Thorn Alexander. 

As the weather turns cooler, this is the perfect opportunity to curl up with some stitching, relax and enjoy some time for yourself. Make yourself a cup of tea and get cozy this Autumn. 

This project was stitched by staff member Brigid Moore who we all know and love. She did the most beautiful job selecting fun fibers and unique stitches. You’ll even have the opportunity to practice our ever popular Stitch of the Season from this past spring (The Ray Stitch) on this canvas. Our Stitch Along Kits always sell out, so order today to ensure you’re included in our first shipment.

Click here to order your kit.

Let’s get started!



Fiber List:
DMC #3 Perle Cotton  #311- Medium Navy 1 Skein  
Planet Earth Pepper Pot #067- Praline 1 Skein
Planet Earth Pepper Pot #167- Stillwater 1 Skein
Planet Earth Pepper Pot #206- Asparagus 1 Skein
Planet Earth Pepper Pot  #211- Squash 1 Skein
Planet Earth Pepper Pot #220- Grits 1 Skein
Silk Lamé Braid #SL02 1 Card
Silk Lamé Braid  #SL215 1 Card
Neon Rays Plus #NP100 1 Card
Straw Silk 

#410- Ante Up

or 

#480- Mary Jane

1 Card

Instructions:

We suggest working the project in the order that the stitch guide is written.

Sky:  
Skip Tent Stitch Silk Lame #SL215 1 Strand



Stars:  
Cross Stitch 1 over 1 Silk Lame #SL02 1 Strand



Moon:  
Rhodes Circle Over 7 Neon Rays Plus #NP100 1 Strand



When doing a Rhodes Stitch, you will be layering stitches. Pay careful attention to the numbering. They add a great 3-D effect to the canvas.


Grass:  
Ray Stitch

Straw Silk #410- Ante Up

or #480- Mary Jane

1 Strand


Ray Stitch is one of our favorites… so much so that we featured it as our Spring Stitch of the Season. You can learn even more about it by clicking here to read our blog post. 





Path:  
Alternating Continental Stitch Pepper Pot #067, #211 1 Strand
Tent Stitch Neon Rays Plus #NP100 1 Strand

The outer edge of the path should be stitched in Tent Stitch using 1 strand of Neon Rays Plus #NP100.

The inner portion of the path should be stitched in Alternating Continental Stitch using both colors listed above. You will want the pattern to line up across the areas of shading. Use NP100 for the gold outlining the path.




Mountains:  
Diagonal Mosaic Stitch: Pepper Pot Silk #167 1 Strand




Tree Trunks:  
Tent Stitch Pepper Pot #206 1 Strand





Tree Foliage   
Alternating French Knots and Basketweave Pepper Pot #206 1 Strand
Tent Stitch Pepper Pot #206 1 Strand

Stitch the trees on the left in Alternating French Knots and Basketweave using 1 strand of Pepper Pot Silk #206. 

Stitch the trees on the right in Tent Stitch with one strand of Pepper Pot #206. 
Tree Foliage 



The House:
Facade:  
Tent Stitch Pepper Pot #220 1 Strand


Roof:  
Vertical Single Brick Stitch Pepper Pot #211 1 Strand

There are so many different brick variations. If you enjoyed doing this stitch, check out the Vault to see many other versions.

(
See above for diagram).


Top Row of Gold on House  
Horizontal Slanted Gobelin 2 over 1 Neon Rays Plus #NP100 1 Strand



Front Steps   
Satin Stitch Neon Rays Plus #NP100 1 Strand

Slant your Satin Stitch from lower left to upper right and keep the diagonal consistent.




Windows  
Cashmere Stitch- Vertical Pepper Pot #211 1 Strand
Reverse Cashmere Stitch- Vertical Pepper Pot #211 1 Strand

Stitch the Left window in Reverse Cashmere and the Right Window in Cashmere





Top Window and Door:  
Tent Stitch  DMC #3 Perle #311 1 Strand
Pepper Pot #167 1 Strand 

Follow the colors painted on the canvas.


Ivy on House:  
Cross Stitch 1 over 1 Pepper Pot #206 1 Strand

This stitch is simple but a wonderful way to add texture to a tiny area so that it doesnt get lost in other stitches.

(See above for diagram).

As always, if there’s a stitch in here that you’re not comfortable with or isn’t a personal favorite, feel free to change it up! If you decide that decorative stitches aren’t for you, all the threads in your kit can be used to Basketweave the project. 

 
Happy Fall and Happy Stitching!


September 25, 2021 — KC Needlepoint

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Pammy S

Pammy S said:

I am going to HAVE to have this.

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