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Four Views in Counted Cross Stitch

A range of designs with a Highlands and Islands Theme


Four selections of views are now available. The design size for the bookmark-shaped charts is: 24 x 103 stitches, approximately 35mm x 145mm when stitched on 18 count fabric. As well as these we've also included in each pack 4 alternative views - 34 stitches square - which can be used for cards.

They can be worked on 18, 16 or 14 count depending on what you want to do with them. Of course you can use them for bookmarks and cards, but they also look splendid framed as miniature pictures. The models were stitched using 18 or 16 count fabric for the bookmarks and 14 count for the cards.

These chart packs replace the bookmark kits which have been discontinued.

Skye Landscapes 1
Skye Landscapes 2
West Coast Landscapes
Castles of the Highlands and Islands

Skye Landscapes 1

This pack contains 2 charts for each of the following views. One chart is a panoramic view 24 x 103 stitches, which can be used for a bookmark. The second is 34 stitches square and highlights a small area of the previous chart.

Marsco and Sgurr nan Gillean

A panorama of the most well-known mountain profiles on Skye, set against a backdrop of evening light. Fractional stitches are used to form the outline of the mountains.

Cross stitch design

Dunvegan Head

Summer on Ardmore point, Waternish, looking across to the silhouette of Dunvegan Head. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used to outline the hills and buildings. The flowers are formed by a few french knots.

Cross stitch design

The Cuillin From Elgol

This well-known view of the Cuillin also shows part of the shore at Elgol and the famous Honeycomb Rock (far right). Fractional stitches are used to outline the mountains and rocks and there is a small amount of back stitch on the boat.

Cross stitch design

The Cuillin from Gesto

A well-known view of the Cuillin range, emphasised by the contrast of bright autumnal colours and brilliant blue sky and water. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used to outline the mountains and hills, and the buildings in the foreground.

Cross stitch design

The four card designs are shown below. They were stitched on 14 count fabric and therefore come out rather larger than the bookmarks.

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Chart Pack (8 Counted cross stitch charts with key and instructions): £10.00 each.



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Skye Landscapes 2

This pack contains 2 charts for each of the following views. One chart is a panoramic view 24 x 103 stitches, which can be used for a bookmark. The second is 34 stitches square and highlights a small area of the previous chart.

Loch Slapin

An early-morning view of the sea loch, Loch Slapin. As usual, fractional stitches are used to form the outline of the mountains and hills.

Cross stitch design

Broadford Bay

A peaceful evening view across Broadford Bay to the 'Red Hills'. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used to outline the hills and the building.

Cross stitch design

Loch Gilchrist and Blaven

This well-known view of the Cuillin 'outlier' known as Blaven is fronted by Loch Gilchrist, a haven for waterlilies in summer and whooper swans in winter. Fractional stitches are used to outline the mountains.

Cross stitch design

MacLeod's Tables

The distinctive profile of these two hills is set against an evening sky. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used to outline the hills.

Cross stitch design

The four card designs are shown below. They were stitched on 14 count fabric and therefore come out rather larger than the bookmarks.

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Card
Card
Card

Chart Pack (8 Counted cross stitch charts with key and instructions): £10.00 each.



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West Coast Landscapes

This pack contains 2 charts for each of the following views. One chart is a panoramic view 24 x 103 stitches, which can be used for a bookmark. The second is 34 stitches square and highlights a small area of the previous chart.

Loch Carron

Dramatic evening light on Loch Carron, which is a beautiful sea loch on the west coast, opposite the Isle of Skye. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used to outline the hills and the boat.

Cross stitch design

Plockton

Plockton is a popular and picturesque village on the west coast. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used to outline the hills, boats and houses.

Cross stitch design

The Skye Bridge

Love it or hate it, the Skye Bridge now spans the sea between Kyle of Lochalsh and Kyleakin on Skye. As bridges go, it is really quite elegant. The main arch is shown, touching down in the middle of the kyle on Eilean Ban, an island famous for its connection with Gavin Maxwell. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used to outline the mountains, buildings and the bridge itself.

Cross stitch design

Eigg and Rum from the Sands of Morar

Morar is known for beautiful silver sands and stunningly blue seas - at least when the weather is good! The island of Eigg, with its curious individual profile, is on the left and Rum on the right. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used to outline the islands and foreground rocks.

Cross stitch design

The four card designs are shown below. They were stitched on 14 count fabric and therefore come out rather larger than the bookmarks.

Card
Card
Card
Card

Chart Pack (8 Counted cross stitch charts with key and instructions): £10.00 each.


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Castles of the Highlands and Islands

This pack contains 2 charts for each of the following views. One chart is a panoramic view 24 x 103 stitches, which can be used for a bookmark. The second is 34 stitches square and highlights a small area of the previous chart.

Castle Urquhart

Situated on the shores of Loch Ness, the ruins of Castle Urquhart are ideal for making a wide panoramic picture. Fractional stitches, back stitch and French knots are used to enhance the design.

Cross stitch design

Eilean Donan

This photogenic and well known castle is the only one of the group which is not a ruin! It is situated on an island at the confluence of Loch Long, Loch Duich and Loch Alsh, near Dornie. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used.

Cross stitch design

Duntulm

It was quite hard to find castles that were suitable for this project, not too complicated, yet still looking like a castle and not just a heap of rubble! When I started working on Duntulm I despaired of ever getting it right. But as I stitched, it started to grow on me, and I hope you like it too. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used.

Cross stitch design

Castle Moil

Castle Moil was much easier to design than Duntulm because it has a recognisable outline already immortalised by many other artists. It presides over the straits of Kyle Akin, which is the way most people access the Isle of Skye, and once belonged to the Mackinnons of Strath. Like Duntulm, however, it is in a very ruinous state. Fractional stitches and back stitch are used.

Cross stitch design

The four card designs are shown below. They were stitched on 14 count fabric and therefore come out rather larger than the bookmarks.

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Card
Card
Card

Chart Pack (8 Counted cross stitch charts with key and instructions): £10.00 each.


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