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Cardinal Biscornest from Crossed Wing Collection - click for more Cardinal Biscornest
Crossed Wing has designed another charming pin cushion - it companions Chipping Sparrow. The leaflet features a GORGEOUS (like cut IT out and frame it!!) picture of a biscornu shape... covered with cross stitches over one and two threads. Paula has made a birds nest... (stitched over two), and added cardinal eggs - stitched over one - and then added long stitches of *grass* to really make this little nest stand out as spectacular! The matching scissor fob measures just 40 x 47. Coded for DMC and stitched on 28ct linen.

Paula says, "You might be asking just what is a biscornest? Well, birds being our business, it's our version of the increasingly popular biscornu, a small, palm of the hand sized, embroidered pillow used as a pin pillow or simply as an ornament. Its history isn't well known. The word biscornu is a French adjective meaning skewed, quirky or irregular, and at some point, somebody applied that adjective to someone's needlework creation, and the word biscornu because a noun - a thing." So... we present Crossed wing's *thing* - her representation of a cardinal's nest with eggs! Lots of clear charting and great instructions for assembling both the nest and fob with tassles!


Chipping Sparrow Biscornest from Crossed Wing Collection - click for more Chipping Sparrow Biscornest
A cute play on words here, Crossed Wing has designed a birds nest pattern, and then added the eggs over one thread! To make it even more realistic, she then finished it into a biscornu-shaped pin cushion -- so it actually resembles a nest!

Alongside that cushion, you'll see the bird stitched over one and finished into a scissor fob. For color and size reference, you'll recognize the little 3-1/2 inch blue Cotton Candy Scissors we have! Beautiful blues and browns of DMC in this, presented as a chart.


Dog's Day Out from Crossed Wing Collection - click for more Dog's Day Out
Crossed Wing has a fun new piece available... it's a day-trip to the Dog Park! The luscious trees -- complete with a squirrel and a few birds for entertainment -- provide shade for all the darling dogs below. Actually quite large, this is stitched on Crossed Wing's exclusive hand-painted 28ct linen that is specially colored for THIS piece! It starts with gentle greens at the bottom, and changes to blue skies at the top!

Your piece WILL look like the pic, with the green behind the dogs and the blue sky! Finishing approx 11 x 22-1/2, this is stitched in DMC flosses, along with some Week's Dye Works, as well. You could always go thru your Crossed Wing stash of designs and add more birds or a dog or two to this, too! Perfect for a Vet's Office!!! Offered as the chart, with linen separately.


Four Seasons Chickadees #2 Boreal Autumn from Crossed Wing Collection -- click to see more Four Seasons Chickadees Black Capped Summer from Crossed Wing Collection -- click to see lots more! Four Seasons Chickadees Black Capped Summer and Boreal Autumn
Pictured is one of three new offerings from Crossed Wing, which is a wonderful creation of tiny French Knots -- NOT cross stitches! Worked with Teresa Layman's concept of French Knots filling in an area that is pre-stamped just like Punch Needle... this set of design is absolutely exquisite.

The design comes stamped very clearly on the base fabric. You supply the flosses, and all those tiny little knots. Together, they fill in the small areas to create a miniature masterpiece! Four Seasons Chickadee finishes a mere 4 inches square. The fabric piece resembles a paint-by-number! Crossed Wing does the best birds in the industry... and these miniature knotted versions are simply breathtaking!
Make sure to see the other two!


Purple Finch & Lilacs from Crossed Wing Collection -- click to see a larger viewBlack-Capped Chickadee & Berries from Crossed Wing Collection -- click to see a larger view
Black-Capped Chickadee & Berries, Purple Finch & Lilacs

Exquisitely tiny 'paintings' of your French Knots... each of these finishes approx 1-3/4 x 2... oval in shape. Offered as the line drawing on the base fabric, you add Weeks overdyed and regular DMC flosses to work your knots. Lovely!


Mitten Games
What a charming winter scene!!! Reminiscent of Crossed Wing's Frosty Feast design, this is a detailed, shaded snowman, complete with a wooly green scarf and hat set. His faithful companions, the dog and bird, are stitched with just as much detail and color shading as he. Crossed Wing really has a flair for the realistic, and this design is full of that flair and has fantastic winter charm!!! Finishing approx 4 x 5 on Snow Squall Linen, Mitten Games is offered as a chart, with linen separately.


Mitten Games by Crossed Wing -- click for more

A Frosty Feast
Crossed Wing Frosty Feast -- click to see a larger viewThis has been a customer favorite for years and years! Available as a chart pack, it's a delightful design of four snowmen all dressed in hats, scarves and mittens, surrounded by tiny birds. Crossed Wing is known for their lovely bird designs, so included in the pattern are enlarged charts of all the tiny birds, so they're easier to stitch. Our 6 x 19" model is stitched on Confederate Grey 28ct, and is just charming! Stitch each snow-person individually if you'd like... there's even a little dog picking up stray mittens!





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