Flags - Star Spangled Banner
Information provided by designer:
I've seen lots of different patriotic themed and stylized flag designs, but for this series I wanted to really stay as true as I could to the actual flags they symbolize, while adding texture and sparkle to reflect my own style.
Model stitched (and frogged and restitched multiple times) by Esther Hung.
Stitch Count: 198w x 102h
Design Size: 10 x 5 ¼ inches on 40 count fabric
11 x 5 ¾ inches on 36 count fabric
12 ½ x 6 ½ inches on 32 count fabric
14 ¼ x 7 ¼ inches on 28 count fabric
Fabric used for the model is 36ct Sand from Picture This Plus.
Dinky Dyes 254 Heartthrob OR DMC 321 x2 skeins*
Dinky Dyes 000 Natural OR DMC Blanc x2 skeins*
Dinky Dyes 066 Midnight OR DMC 336 x1 skein*
Delica Beads DB0602 (11/0) Silver Lined Christmas Red OR Mill Hill 02099 x213 beads**
Delica Beads DB0202 (11/0) White Pearl AB OR Mill Hill 03041 x620 beads**
Delica Beads DB0183 (11/0) Silver Lined Dark Cobalt OR Mill Hill 02090 x612 beads**
* The DMC and Dinky Dyes are not an exact match, but they're fairly close.
** These are not exact matches – the Mill Hill beads are a slightly larger bead but should fit okay. The colours are a very close match.
Floss estimates are for 36 count fabric stitching over two, one strand for cross stitch and 1-2 for specialty stitches as directed. If you are using a lower count of fabric, you'll want to adjust the amount of floss accordingly.