*FABRIC UPDATE: Access Commodities now has the 30 count fabric formerly known as Northern Cross. The new name is Studio Line and the color used in this series is called Portobello. They sell wholesale only so please ask your local shop to order for you!
The designs were stitched on 30 count Northern Cross natural linen with Classic Colorworks hand dyed thread and two Dm colors. At the time the models were sent out, the 30 count fabric was readily available. Since that time the US supplier has gone out of business and it will be more scarce to come by. However there are two other fabric counts to choose from that will give you close to the same results. You can choose either 28 or 32 count Natural Raw linen from Zweigart. The thread estimates for those two fabric counts are listed below.
Each design measure 63 stitches square. If you stitch all nine on one piece of fabric your stitch count will be 195 x 195 leaving three stitches between each block. With the free border it will measure 209 x 209 stitches. The size of your finish will be determined by your fabric choice. Done on 30 count linen the design without the border as a nine part set measures approximately* 13" square.
Model Stitching by Renee Herman - Finishing by Vonna Pfeiffer
*Fabric measurements are approximate and should be confirmed by the stitcher before beginning any project.
CLASSIC COLORWORKS SKEIN THREAD USAGE
The thread usage for all nine parts will depend on which fabric count you choose and whether or not you will be stitching the border. The border will be provided for free here on our web site and also in the Little House Country Cottage Stitching group on Facebook. Our models were stitched on 30 count. Estimates are given for the other two fabric counts but cannot be verified for complete accuracy since the models are only stitched on 30 count fabric.
Of course threads can be purchased indivually for only the charts you purchase instead of for the entire series. Threads will be listed on each pattern pack.
This is the complimentary border chart for the Farmhouse Christmas series. It's 4 color pages. No "key" is included, just the graph. Use the colors that are listed for the series. Please do not upload this border to other web sites or to other stitching groups. I have added some of the white stitches from the actual charts to assist with counting and placement. I strongly urge you to stitch this as you go because we all know, counting errors do happen!