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WinterBerry Cottage – Week 10


This Stitch A Long has been taking place for 10 weeks on the Stitchdoodles blog – Starting Wednesday 15th February 2023 and finishing on Wednesday 19th April 2023.

Welcome to Week 10 – the last week of this SAL!

There is just the wonderful border stitching to be done this week to give a fabulous finish to your traditional sampler design.

There are 2 borders – the inner border and then the outer border. Use 2 strands throughout unless stated otherwise.

Stitching the Inner Border…

You will need the following colours… #452, #3809

#452: Back stitch along the 2 straight lines. Keep your stitches evenly sized and small.
#3809: Chain stitch inbetween the 2 lines all the way around.

This photo gives a nice close up of both of the borders…

Stitching the Outer border…

You will need the following colour… #3809

The entire outer border is stitched in 2 strands and stitched in heavy chain stitch. This gives a really nice thick line. Of course, there are a variety of stitches that suit themselves really well to a border and of course you can choose to stitch this however you would like.

To stitch heavy chain stitch there is a really helpful tutorial on the RSN Stitch Bank – it is shown in step by step photos as well as a video.

Heavy Chain Stitch

Once you get into the rhythm it is a really nice stitch to do and the wonderful thick line it produces really gives a nice texture and finish to a design such as this.

WinterBerry Cottage is complete!

I really hope you have enjoyed stitching along with this pattern and thank you so much to all of you who joined in and have been sharing your progress along the way.

Please continue to share your progress no matter how long it takes for you to complete.

I can’t wait to see your finished Patterns so don’t forget to share your wonderful stitching on the Happy Stitching FB Group or send me some pics and I’ll post them here.

Don’t forget you can also share your stitching on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.

Happy Stitching!


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