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"Futurecast" (a.k.a. "Herald")


Release date: August, 2004

Stitch count: 85H x 53W
Sample shown: Stitched over-2 on 25-count bone Lugana from Zweigart®

Chart: computer generated

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Description:  This is "Herald". He's trying hard to see what the future might hold for you! The piece is designed especially for those stitchers who enjoy choosing their own colors, and to help those who aren't comfortable with doing so to relax and have some fun! You are instructed to chose an overdyed fiber color, and then pick the rest of the colors for the design from there. You'll also choose a metallic and some beads, plus, of course, your fabric!

Background Information: "Futurecast" was designed in honor of the TWBB World-Wide Get Together in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 6-8, 2004. I wanted to do a special dragon for the occasion; one that reminded me of the city in which our gathering was held. The pattern of the border reminded me of the omnipresent lights that flood the "strip" at all hours of the day and night. The metallic fiber and beads add some sparkle to the piece. The idea to make it a choose-your-own-colors piece is one I've been toying with for quite awhile. I decided that since overdyed fibers are so widely available now, it would be a good place to start. The stitcher's selection of an appealing fiber will, I hope, start the experience on a positive note.

The Las Vegas attendees really enjoyed choosing their fibers, beads and fabrics at Stitcher's Paradise. Thank you to Gina and Nancy, who kindly opened their shop to our group, and made our visit a very pleasant one indeed!

Stitching Comments: My original model is shown, and the colors for it are given in the instructions...but please consider choosing your own favorite colors...and remember: have fun! The design is fairly simple (as my designs go, anyway!) there are a few fractional stitches, but otherwise, it stitches up very quickly.

Need some inspiration for color choices? Visit the Futurecast Gallery and see what wonderful color combinations imaginative stitchers just like you have chosen!

Pattern Errors/Corrections: none


This is a "complimentary" chart, which means you may photocopy it. You may stitch it as many times as you'd like. Shopowners may give it to customers free of charge. However, since TW Designworks retains ownership of the copyright, you may not sell this chart, or profit from it in any way! On behalf of needlework designers, we thank you for your support of copyright law!



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