Hi, stitching friends!
Welcome to day FIVE of my Halloween finishing spree. Today's finish is "Chic Witch," a free pattern from La Comtesse & Le Point De Croix. Click here for the pattern.
I stitched Chic Witch on 36-count Star Hollow linen by R&R Reproductions. I did not have the called-for threads and I didn't want to use all DMC, so I used:
- Weeks Dye Works (WDW) Grasshopper - boot accents
- WDW Taffeta - wording and purple stripes on sock
- WDW Mascara - crow and spider
- The Gentle Art Fragrant Cloves - orange stripes on sock
- DMC 310 - blended with 535 for boots
- DMC 535 - blended with 310 for boots
The designer does such beautiful work and she is very generous with her free patterns.
The pattern, on 36-count linen, fit perfectly in a 5x7 thrift store frame I painted with black chalk paint. For the skirt, I took some wired plaid ribbon, removed the wire and stitched a running stitch on one side to gather the pleats. I stuck the ribbon to the inside of the frame with some sticky dots and put the needlework, laced onto foam core, into the frame.
I blended DMC 310 and 535 for a heathered look in the boots. What do you think? And don't you just love that spider? (If it's possible to love a spider.)
This was such a fun stitch, and great because you can use any color combination you want, with any ribbon you have on hand.
See you tomorrow for Day SIX of my Halloween finishing spree! Until then, be well, and I hope you have lots of time to stitch.