"High in the blue above swifts whirl and call..." (from Wind in the Willows)
The unmistakable screech of swifts is one of the quintessential sounds of summer and this counted cross stitch pattern captures two of them as they scythe through the clear air with their distinctive long, curved wings.
• Stitch count: 82 x 52
• Size on 16/32 count fabric: 5 x 3.5 inches (12 x 9cm)
• Threads: DMC stranded cotton
• Technique: whole cross stitch and back stitch
Pattern file includes black and white symbol chart, colour symbol chart, symbol key and colour image of finished design for reference.
The second file includes basic instructions and stitching tips.
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(c) Karen Eley/The Hawthorn Tree 2018