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Tread Softly Cross Stitch Pattern Lindy Stitches PDF

Tread Softly Cross Stitch Pattern Lindy Stitches PDF

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Tread Softly is my 2021 May bird sampler, fourth in an annual tradition of releasing a fantastic cross stitch pattern with birds.  This is a luscious project!  I absolutely love everything about it, from the colors of the silk in the owl to the beautiful words from William Butler Yeats.  


STITCH COUNT: 197 wide x 160 tall
SIZE on 32 count:  12.3 x 10 inches.  Fits in an 11 x 14 inch frame!
FABRIC:  32 count Mediterranean Sea Belfast linen by Wichelt
ALTERNATIVE FABRICS:  16 count Mediterranean Sea aida by Wichelt
STITCHES USED: Full cross stitch, back stitch
FLOSS: DMC, Weeks Dye Works, Dinky Dyes. Full DMC conversion provided.

▶FLOSS LIST:  Dinky Dyes Iron Bark, Skinny Latte, and Woop Woop.  Weeks Dye Works Swiss Chocolate and Williamsburg Red.  DMC 34, 310, 563, 729, 745, 760, 951, 3777, 3799, 3809, 3813, 3831, Blanc.  Floss pack here.

▶CHART FORMAT:  This chart comes in a digital PDF chart that you can download immediately after checkout.

▶GETTING STARTED All you'll need to get started are these easy-to-find supplies.

>An embroidery hoop or frame
>A needle
>Your chosen fabric

Questions? Feel free to email me at steph(at)lindystitches(dot)com.

© 2021 Stephanie Webb I Lindy Stitches Lindy Stitches Cross Stitch Patterns are for personal use only. Please do not copy or share. All PDF patterns are copyright protected and may not be redistributed, reproduced, or shared in any manner. Thank you for respecting my rights as a creator.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Vickie Carr
Beautiful Design

I’m fairly new at this craft so I decided to do this on the 16 ct fabric. While I can’t wait to finish this lovely design, I am enjoying the process of watching the owl appear out of my stitches. Thank you Lindy Stitches for such unique designs!

Caitlin Britwum
Beautiful pattern!

I've loved this pattern since Stephanie revealed it on Instagram, and I was thrilled to receive it in the mail. I ordered the thread pack, too, and it has started stitching up so nicely.


Beautiful pattern and is stitching up easily! Love the color choices.

Ariana Alvarez

I’ve been stitching this pattern since I received it in the mail. I purchased it with the thread pack too. My only complaint is I can’t stitch it fast enough! It’s just so pretty though. I can’t wait to have it finished.