Leo Zodiac Blocks

This is the second release in a series of Zodiac cross stitch patterns, making my way through these all summer in no particular order.

Leo (♌) is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It spans the 120-150th degree of the Tropical zodiac, between 125.25 and 152.75 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between July 23 and August 22 each year.

Gemini Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Pattern Preview

Pattern Available at Craftsy

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Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities.

You can customize and stitch however you’d like, each Zodiac symbol’s PDF file will include 5 individual chart; the four you see in the preview pane above plus one with just the backstitching outline. I intentionally removed the floss key from the patterns so that everyone’s piece will be unique. You can stitch it in one, two, or three colors, use variegated threads or metallics, etc. For those that are curious what colors I used in charting; DMC Very Dark Navy (939) and Burnt Orange Red (606).

Click here to purchase this pattern on Craftsy.

Ruled by the fiery Sun, Leo the Lion cannot be ignored. There’s a sense of royalty surrounding this magnificent glamourpuss, whose warmth, charm and love of drama always puts them at the center of attention.

I’ll be releasing these Zodiac cross stitch patterns throughout the summer via Craftsy, and by the time my kids start school in the fall they’ll all be out there in the world for stitching. If you want to be notified when new patterns are added, please subscribe to the weekly Stitching the Night Away newsletter here :)

Thank you for your amazing support.
Enjoy the first pattern and happy stitching!
Loretta

Gemini Zodiac Blocks

This is the first release in a series of Zodiac cross stitch patterns. Since I started charting the series during Gemini’s time I thought it was only fair that they go first.

Gemini (♊) is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between May 21 and June 20.

Gemini Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Pattern Preview

Pattern Available at Craftsy

(click here to go to Craftsy in a new window or tab)

Each block in the series is 45 x 45 stitches so they can be used together or individually and be interchangeable. On their own they’re the perfect size for an ornament, a card, or a scented sachet. You can group several symbols together for a family sampler or stitch all 12 for an annual sampler. So many stitchy possibilities.

You can customize and stitch however you’d like, each Zodiac symbol’s PDF file will include 5 individual chart; the four you see in the preview pane above plus one with just the backstitching outline. I intentionally removed the floss key from the patterns so that everyone’s piece will be unique. You can stitch it in one, two, or three colors, use variegated threads or metallics, etc. For those that are curious what colors I used in charting; Black (310), Lemon (307), and Dark Lemon (444).

Click here to purchase this pattern on Craftsy.

Energetic Gemini is bright and multicolored, but the sign’s signature shade is yellow. Optimistic and young at heart, Geminis have a cheery and warm disposition that is complemented by their color. What’s more, yellow promotes communication, and you love to talk.

I’ll be releasing these Zodiac cross stitch patterns throughout the summer via Craftsy, and by the time my kids start school in the fall they’ll all be out there in the world for stitching. If you want to be notified when new patterns are added, please subscribe to the weekly Stitching the Night Away newsletter here :)

Thank you for your amazing support.
Enjoy the first pattern and happy stitching!
Loretta

Finished Stitching Blackwork Deer Head

All finished stitching the blackwork version of the deer head silhouettes and really pleased with how it turned out. I’ll be turning it into a throw pillow on my next sewing and finishing day.

blackwork-deer-silhouette

[Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy]

The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo, 32 count Opalescent Lugana. I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC 986 the fill work was all stitched with 1 strand of the same.
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Almost Done with My Blackwork Deer

I’ve got the outline finished, the antlers are all filled in, just little bit more to stitch.

Blackwork Deer WIP

I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC and I’m doing the fill work all in 1 strand.

[Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy]

Almost the Whole Outline on Blackwork Deer

Blackwork Deer WIPI’ve been working on stitching up the blackwork version of the Deer Head Silhouettes Pattern. I also started the solidly stitched version, so I can switch back and forth depending on how much brain power I have each day -LOL-

I managed to get most of the outline done, I just need to finish the right half of the antlers and then do all the fill work.

I’m stitching the outline using two strands and the fill using one strand of DMC 986. The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo, 32 count Opalescent Lugana. I love blackwork stitched on sparkly fabric :)

Thanks for having a look and hanging out in my stitching corner of the world.

Tangled and Other Free Blackwork Patterns

Tangled Blackwork Pattern

Tangled Pattern Available at Love-Cross-Stitch.com

I’m always on the lookout for fun blackwork patterns and today I happened across an entire page of them in my news feed when this one popped up.

I hopped over to the link to check it out and almost jumped up and down with excitement when I found there was an entire page with several free blackwork charts.

Oh yes, these are being saved into my file immediately.

==> Check it out and save these fun patterns to your own stash over at Love-Cross-Stitch.com
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A Light in Darkness Blackwork

I found this beautiful blackwork project posted on Flickr by hanging-by-a-thread and I just love it. With the Olympics going on this week, it seemed like an appropriate thing to share.
There is a light that never goes out
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Intriguing Blackwork Designs Found on Pinterest

This stunning peacock blackwork design is available as a chart or a kit from designer Tanja Berlin …


This amazing dragon blackwork pattern is available on etsy… [Read more…]

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