It’s autumn in Honeyapple Meadow and the most spectacular season to view the Arboretum. Lose yourself in the yew-hedged maze, watch the squirrels precariously plucking blackberries and walk past the icehouse to stroll through the vivid colours of the Japanese Garden.
View the surrounding hills from the Folly and wander through the cool, green Pinetum. Watch pigs foraging under the oak trees, while deer and badgers amble through the hop-strewn woods and hedgehogs swap fungi cooking tips with spiders...
Stitch count: 115 x 160
Stitches used: cross stitch, padded satin stitch, colonial knots, French knots, back stitch, raised work, Ghiordes stitch, open detached picots
Twenty-page booklet + ten pages of charts, including:colour pictures of finished piece, stitch diagrams and full instructions
Materials required: 32ct cream linen/evenweave (model uses Zweigart 32ct linen in Cream), DMC six-stranded cotton. Optional: Rajmahal Art Silk (or similar thread with a high or metallic shine), Kreinik blending filament