The history of Hungarian embroidery goes back thousands of years. Early in its history, Hungarian weaving and embroidery was primarily a male profession. However, it was soon joined by women creating beautiful textiles for their clothing and their homes. Although the practice of this lovely art is declining, the traditional motifs that have bloomed throughout all these years continue to remain an important expression of the Hungarian culture.
Hungary proudly claims there are more than twenty folkloric regions, each with their own distinct motifs. This particular design is my own interpretation and culmination of the many beautiful embroideries I had the pleasure of viewing during my research, which I now present here in the art of cross-stitch rather than embroidery.
General Information: Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites is similar to #12 Pearl Cotton floss. You only need to use 1 strand of thread over 2 threads of fabric.
Fabric: Stitched on 28ct White Opalescent Lugana by Zweigart and provided by Wichelt Imports, Inc.
Chart Area: 160w X 215h
Stitch Count: 149w X 211h
Design Area: 10-5/8″w X 15“h
Fibers: Uses a total of 15 colors of Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites thread.
Beads: Uses a total of 6 colors of Mill Beads
NOTE: Although Sullivans/DMC/and Anchor comparables have been provided, it is important to realize that these are “best match” colors and may not be exact matches.
|Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites||Sullivans||DMC||Anchor|
|0502 – Cornsilk||45184||743||295|
|0640 – Medium Aqua||45294||959||187|
|0119 – Romantic Rose||45370||3733||76|
|0169 – Cabernet Red||45044||221||44|
|1034 – Burgundy||45465||150||65|
|1045 – Light Teal||45298||964||185|
|1056 – Medium Tawny Tan||45198||780||355|
|1058 – Tawny Brown||45048||300||351|
|1115 – Light Pink||45466||151||49|
|1230 – Dark Teal||45409||3812||189|
|1254 – Dusty Lavender||45028||26||108|
|1296 – Hyacinth||45070||340||118|
|1332 – Deep Chartreuse||45481||166||254|
|1561 – Deep Hyacinth||45034||32||119|
|1826 – Galley Gold||45200||782||307|
|Mill Hill Bead||Color Name||No. of Packs|
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