Foxwood Crossings offers a wonderful variety of charts that fit on these little sled ornaments - this squirrel is found in their Apples and Berries chart.
- Antique Brown perforated paper (July 2015's box)
- Dark Christmas Red - Silk Serica [Kreinik] (July 2015's box)
- Fresh Basil - Baroque Silk [The Pure Palette] (July 2015's box)
- OOAK dark gold - Gloriana silk (July 2015's box)
- 667 - DMC stranded cotton (July 2015's box)
- 310 - DMC stranded cotton (available from your local or online needlework shop
- Sled ornament (available from your local or online needlework shop)
This chart calls for stranded cotton, and so recommends using 3 strands on the perforated paper for adequate floss coverage. We changed this up a bit in our version, to give the project a little bit of texture. We used the Silk Serica as it comes off the spool (i.e. all three large strands), so the frame and berries have a nice "pop". The golden squirrel is stitched with three strands of the OOAK gold Gloriana silk, and the eye, the vine, and the backgroun were all stitched using two strands.
The Apples and Berries chart contains two additional patterns, and you would certainly have enough supplies to stitch at least one more, if not all three, of the charts using the materials above.
One of the great things about perforated paper projects is how easy they are to finish. In this case, just trim the paper around the finished stitching, then use your favorite glue to attach your stitched piece to the sled. (I used E6000, since it is what I always have available, but you could use any gel-based glue).
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