This lovely lady is part of the Dance of the Seasons set from Mari McDonald. Celebrating the turning of the seasons toward warmth and abundance, the Summer Solstice dancer has donned her finest gear for the occasion. She is arrayed in a gown that resembles stars in the summer sky, with a rich tapestry below, all trimmed in the vibrant greens of the season. With her arms flung wide, she holds aloft a crescent moon and golden sun. This is a gorgeous piece of seasonal cross stitch, whether you stitch her alone, or as part of the set.
The Dance of the Summer Solstice Cross Stitch Pattern has a stitch count of 155 stitches wide by 160 high. The front has a color photo of the finished design. The chart is graphed in black and white symbols. A table showing the DMC colors you'll need is included. This pattern calls for some backstitching and quarter stitches, and beads are used to accent the embroidery. Some specialty flosses are called for; The instructions are printed on 6 loose sheets, in a resealable cellophane envelope for protection.
This is a pattern for counted cross stitch. It is not a complete kit. You will need to supply your own fabric and floss. We are not able to offer digital downloads of our patterns at this time.
How much fabric do I need?
To calculate the amount of fabric you will need for your project, divide the number of stitches by the stitch count of the fabric you wish to use. The higher the count of your fabric, the smaller your piece will be. Some examples appear below. Remember to leave several additional inches as a border on each side, to facilitate framing your project when it is finished.
How difficult is this pattern?
|Fabric count||Approximate size |
of stitched area
|14-count||11" × 11 1/2"|
|18-count||8 1/2" × 9"|
|25-count||6 1/4" × 6 1/2"|
Here's some information to consider to help you decide if this pattern is within your comfort zone.
Can I get this as a complete kit?
|Number of stitches||155 × 160|
|Number of colors||28|
|Number of pages||6|
|Half- or quarter-stitches||yes|
Nope. Sorry but we only sell printed patterns. You will need to provide your own floss and fabric for your project.Can I get this pattern as a download?
I'm sorry, but we only offer physical patterns at this time. We do not sell downloads of these patterns.