For Christmas my sister gave me Permin of Copenhagen hardanger kit (63-1684) which is a Table runner design that has strawberries and flowers.
I haven’t gotten a chance to begin stitching the Permin strawberry table runner yet, but I so like the cheerful strawberries and flowers that I decided to incorporate a small snipe of them into a short bellpull. I had no pattern other than for the strawberries and flowers. I just used which ever stitch I felt worked for that row or area as I proceeded in working this short bell pull.
The worked area is 9 inches by 3 inches.
The brass color bell pull hardware is from Nordic Needle.
The natural color even weave banded linen is 24 count.
I had thought I would stitch this in DMC stranded cotton, had gone into my stash and selected threads but once I got into forming my design thoughts I decided to use specialty threads that I had on hand. Threads used are:
Sulky 12 wt blendables (#4051-Forever Green, #4055-Royal Navy, #4007-Brick Red), Trebizond silk (#125-white and #717-Cypress Green) and to add sparkle within some areas of the strawberries I used Rainbow blending thread (#617-red).
I had planned to put four yellow cross stitches in the middle of the two larger flowers but decided I did not want to introduce any other colors into this worked piece.
You can see from my design that I enjoy Rhode stitches and so incorporated several of them as I worked.