with Blackwork Background Variations
VARIATIONS with subtle blackwork pattern showing Fiddler's Light with 2 stitch wide packground pattern and white, with a 3 stitch pattern. Click on a picture to go to the appropriate charts.
                                           Pattern Information for He Lives - Revised 4/4/04

Finished Size:    42w x 42h
                              14 ct   3" x ?3"
                              18ct   2.5" x 2.5"

Suggested Fabric:  Aida or Fiddlers Cloth Lite

Threads:   Full cross - 2 threads
                    Backstitch "Christ is Risen" - 2 threads
                    Background - 1 thread of lighter color
                    Flowers - 1 thread of darker color

QUICK AND SIMPLE 2-color only  one-evening chart. SUGGESTED USES: Finish as small slightly stuffed ornament to attach to a Basket or the door of your church classroom.   If the first set of colors appear too light on your fabric, then choose the second, darker shades of the DMC mocha brown family.    

Click here to see a photo of finished design on Fiddler's Lite.

BLACKWORK VARIATIONS: This adds only a bit more time to the project and creates a very nice background effect.  You'll find charts for 2 different alternatives: 1 using a 2-stitch wide cross pattern (shown above on Fiddler's) abd a 3-wide cross pattern (shown on white). Although blackwork is traditionally done using a running stitch, back stitching works just fine when the reverse will not bee visible. Suggestion: Work the full cross stitches first and the "He is Risen." Complete the background pattern, then backstitch in the flowers.

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