The cost of this stitch-along is $18 USD.
Every six weeks, we’ll recall one of Austen’s iconic stories in a block measuring 180x34-stitches. We’re going to stitch the actual shades of Pemberley, Fanny Price’s horse, Captain Wentworth’s ship, those strawberries Mrs. Elton wouldn’t shut up about, that weird ring Edward Ferrars wore, and much, much more! Each of the six blocks includes the title of one of Jane Austen’s published works and its date of publication.
Finished, the piece will measure 14x18 inches (when stitched on 14 ct Aida,) making it easy to fit in a 16x20 frame. When you subscribe to the stitch-along, you will receive the pattern for the border. If you wish, you can have it stitched up and ready to fill in when the Sense and Sensibility block is released on December 15th!
To get started, you will need a fat quarter (18x27 inches) of 14 ct Aida. (If you’d like to stitch on a different fabric, you’ll need to calculate the size accordingly for 196x250 stitches.) I stitched mine on some antique white I had in my stash. If you’re looking for something special AND affordable, you can’t go wrong with Mystic Hand-Dyed Fabrics. Misty will set you up with a beautiful piece of fabric that is serged and ready for you to stitch on. Visit her here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/297880590665414/
You’ll also need just 7 colors of floss to complete the entire border! They are: DMC 832 (3 skeins), 311 (2 skeins,) 977, 3855, 3801, 3346, and 3840.
Because I know that many stitchers’ good opinions, once lost, are lost forever, the entire design has been test-stitched by me and an amazing, incredibly skilled crew of volunteers. I’ve incorporated their feedback into the final design and we’re confident you are going to love stitching the Works of Jane Austen!