I love to browse Pinterest, because I get ideas for designs from the quirkiest things. This design was inspired by a little mixed media project using a variety of pieces of vintage lace. (Photo of my inspiration piece is included in the gallery of this design.) This little design really got my brain spinning on what I could do to recreate this as cross stitch. Then I got the January Fine Floss Club from Fat Quarter Shop which included 5 colors of NPI silk. I knew these were the perfect colors and the perfect floss for this piece, and I immediately sat down at my computer and started designing. The elements for this piece all fell together like they were meant to be.
Then it came time to stitch it, and I couldn’t put it down. I loved seeing how the colors played out in the different elements, and how the different elements played together to create the whole. I truly hope you enjoy stitching this as much as I did!
The model for Vintage Lace was stitched on 36 ct linen from xJuDesign in colorway My Little Dove. It was stitched with two strands of NPI silks over two linen threads. I have also included conversions for both DMC and Cosmo in the pattern.
If you are looking for the Season in Lace – Winter design, click here.
This design uses 5 colors of floss.
NPI 561 – https://shrsl.com/2t4or
NPI 563 – https://shrsl.com/2t4ow
NPI 565 – https://shrsl.com/2t4p1
NPI 566 – https://shrsl.com/2t4p8
NPI 568 – https://shrsl.com/2t4pc
Finished Design Size:
Stitch Count – 109 x 170
14 ct (over 1) or 28 ct (over 2) – 7.8” x 12.1”
16 ct (over 1) or 32 ct (over 2) – 6.8” x 10.6”
18 ct (over 1) or 36 ct (over 2) – 6.1 x 9.4
40 ct (over 2) – 5.5” x 8.5”
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Original design – Copyright Jan Hicks Creates 2021
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