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DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Carpenters Wheel inspired by an Amish Quilt Orenco Originals Counted Cross Stitch Chart Pattern

by Orenco Originals

This chart was inspired by an Amish quilt.

ABOUT THIS CHART: This chart is created for 14 count fabric and is 14 inches (196 stitches) by 14 inches (196 stitches) with 40 DMC Cotton Floss colors.

THIS IS NOT A KIT NO FLOSS OR FABRIC IS INCLUDED.

This is a digitally transmitted file. You will not receive anything in the mail. If you want a printed chart in the mail see our listing for a physical chart.

Here is what you get in the digitally transmitted file that you will print:

• A single page (on 11 inch by 17 inch paper) charted graph with a reference key right at the top listing DMC floss or DMC Tapestry wools. You'll even find an exact number count of how many skeins of each floss/wool color you need.
• A tired eye charted graph which is printed on 4 pages of 11 inch by 17 inch paper that will help ease eye strain.
• A floss card for organizing your floss
• A color photo as a guide
• Instructions

Amish quilts are reflections of the Amish way of life. As a part of their religious commitment, Amish people have chosen to reject "worldly" elements in their dress and lifestyle, their quilts reflect this. Traditionally, they use only solid colors in their clothing and the quilts they intend for their own use, in colors that were approved by their local religious leaders. Early Amish quilts were typically made of light weight wool fabric, off the same bolts of fabric used for family clothing items. Black is a dominant color, in the oldest Amish quilt styles, particularly in quilts made in Eastern Pennsylvania. Although classic Amish quilts appear austere from a distance, the craftsmanship is often of the highest quality and the lush quilting patterns, that contrast with the plain background. Antique Amish quilts are among the most highly prized among collectors and quilting enthusiasts. The quilts created by Amish people in the early period reflect their strong, internal cultural influences, that were to some degree separate from the non-Amish culture around them. The color combinations can help experts determine the community in which the quilt was produced. Many consider these quilts the "art" of the Amish.


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