Saturday 8 October 2016

Butterfly inspired sugar skull cross stitch design

Butterfly inspired sugar skull cross stitch design

Colour Anchor Thread numbers DMC thread numbers
Black 403 310
White 2 White
Light yellow 293 727
Yellow 290 444
Light Pink 1094 605
Pink 54 956
Light blue 1064 597
Blue 433 996
Brown 1049 301

This design was originally drawn in Anchor colours and converted to DMC using a conversion table. For the closest match to the original picture use Anchor threads

Hello everyone,
This week is a bright and colourful sugar skull themed design. Sugar skulls are a tradition for the Mexican Day of the Dead which takes place on November 1st. They are named because they are traditionally made from sugar, sometimes as a gift to loved ones and sometimes as an offering to the dead.
Some sugar skulls can be eaten but others are meant to be decorative and contain non edible elements such as feathers and gems. 
If you would like to find out more about traditional sugar skulls here is a link to the wikpedia page:
This is a slightly more challenging cross stitch to sew than I normally draw but sugar skulls are known for their intricate details and variety of colours. So it seems that any sugar skull design would need to use lots of embroidery thread colours to get the variety of shades a sugar skull needs. 
For more Halloween themed cross stitch designs here are some links: 

Simple sweet themed Trick or Treat Bag
I Love my Mummy simple Halloween motif
Pumpkin Alphabet
Jack O' Lantern Coaster designs for Halloween
Cute ghost coming out of a pumpkin
Cute cat in a pumpkin
Cute ghost giving a gift
Happy Ghost at a gravestone
Halloween Haunted house silhouette cross stitch design

 For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here. 

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