New Collection – New Free Design – Cross Stitch Dinosaurs

I am so happy to introduce you to a new collection that I have just completed. Cross Stitch Dinosaurs.

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Back in 2010 I purchased a gorgeous set of dinosaur designs, that have an almost stuffed quality to them. Over the last seven years, each week or so I have looked at these designs, and wondered how I could interpret them.  I tried plain stitching, I tried applique, but nothing looked really right.

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Until last week, when I sat down and played with creating cross stitch designs.

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I really love it when everything goes right on a collection, and that is what happened with this set. It all came together quite easily.

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It has been a long time since I worked on a baby style collection, as my children have grown, so has the embroidery they have liked, and therefore the embroidery that I have focused on for them has changed. However my beautiful niece Rachael had a gorgeous daughter Matilda last year, and I am thinking these designs are going to turn into a project for young Matilda.

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As I am sure you know, traditional cross stitch is worked over Aida cloth, which has the holes pre-marked for ease of use. You create the design using one or two strands of floss, working first in one direction on a diagonal stitch, and then going back the opposite way to form the CROSS.

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With machine embroidered cross stitch, you can stitch on any fabric, however the stitches are pretty much formed in the same manner.

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This particular collection uses a lot of shading, if you are looking to create a dinosaur, you will need 4 shades of the one colour to give that really rounded design look.

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I have stitched my dinosaurs in polyester embroidery thread, however if you wanted a more traditional look for these designs, you could easily substitute 100% cotton thread.

Now I am up to looking for projects for these gorgeous designs. The first project that I am working on (the machine is stitching along as I type this), is a play mat.  I wanted a mat that Matilda (new great niece) could move around on, that would be perfect for tummy time, and as she grows, the mat can be used for play time.  I am planning on putting a drawstring around the edge of this quilt, so that the mat can be used to store toys as Matilda goes off for a play or stay.

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The other projects that I can see using these designs (apart from the obvious t-shirts), is for a baby linen set.

I can see the dinosaurs stitched across the top of a sheet set, so that as the sheets are folded out, the dinosaurs run along the top of the bed, with a matching pillowcase.

For a baby I could see a matching quilt, and cot bumper set as well.

Naturally, we would not release a new collection of designs, without offering you a freebie, so that you can see just how amazing these designs are. You can collect your amazing Freebie Cross Stitch Dinosaur Design HERE.

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Free Embroidery Design

 

The Cross Stitch Dinosaur Collection is very reasonably priced at only $34.95 for download, meaning that each design is under $3.50.

Thank you for having a look at this gorgeous collection, and until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day. Julie.

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