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Reindeer Pincushion – PDF Pattern


height: 83 crosses
width: 83 crosses
total crosses: 3621
thread estimate: When stitched on 32 count linen (or 16 count Aida) this pattern requires approximately 2 to 3 skeins of Modern Folk Embroidery Wool, or, when stitched with 2 pulled strands of Retors du Nord 4 stranded cotton floss between 22 – 28 metres (2 skeins of floss).

This pattern is taken from what is believed to be the oldest surviving sampler from Germany, now in the collection of the V&A Museum in London. It makes a great central motif for a Christmas cushion.

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This pattern was inspired by a photograph of an antique German sampler from 1618 in the V&A archives. It is believed to be the oldest surviving German embroidery sampler. One of the patterns on it is this gorgeous square motif, featuring reindeer and flowers.

It is such a wonderful wintry pattern, making a great pincushion or simply a decorative element in the Christmas home!

The pattern is executed in red, but can be stitched in any colour of course. Wintery white stitches on unbleached linen for instance would look very beautiful!

This pattern measures 83 by 83 crosses. Embroidered over 2 threads on 32 count linen it would measure approximately 5 1/4” by 5 1/4” (13.5 by 13.5 cm). Make sure to check out the selection of high quality embroidery threads and fine linens in my shop!


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