I have an autumn finish! In looking through my stash after dyeing the August and September thread color palettes, I knew that Autumn Rules by Primrose Cottage Stitches would be an almost effortless conversion for the autumn-themed threads.
I stitched this piece on 36 ct Haystack linen from our July neutral fabric club.
Here are the thread color changes I made:
|Original Called For||Colour and Cotton Substitute|
|DMC 471||Leaf Piles|
|DMC 498||Red Delicious|
|DMC 732||Pine Needles|
|DMC 739||Scarecrow and Haybale (see notes)|
|DMC 839||Pecan Pie|
|DMC 3371||Black Oak|
|DMC 3853||Pumpkin Pie|
|DMC 3863||Pinecone and Sugar Maple (see notes)|
For the most part, I followed the substitutions above, but I broke my own conversions on a few motifs and areas:
- For the squirrel in the "Go on a Hayride" section, I used Sugar Maple in place of the charted substitution color
- In place of DMC 739, I used Haybale for the white pumpkin in the very bottom section. I used Scarecrow for the "apple" text in the "Go Apple Picking" section.
- I used Pumpkin Pie for the "Autumn" text at the very top.