Rainbow Temperature Garden cross stitch pattern - maximum temperatures version
The Rainbow Temperature Garden cross stitch pattern booklets contain the charts and full instructions to cross stitch this piece in colours representing the maximum daily temperatures in your part of the world, through an entire year. Each day is represented by a small motif of a flower, tree, leaf or diamond.
This is the version of the pattern for maximum daily temperatures only. For the pattern version for maximum AND minimum temperatures, please click here.
The images show example pieces based on temperatures in Southampton, UK - the colour distribution in your piece will be different according to the temperatures in your area and in your year, so every piece stitched will be unique.
Instructions are included for both leap years and non-leap years, so you can easily stitch for any year.
The design can be stitched on almost any fabric of your colour choice - example images are shown on both white and black fabric.
Very comprehensive instructions are included, explaining how to adapt the temperature colour ranges to almost anywhere in the world. You don't need to worry if you live in a hot or cold climate, or if the temperature goes between extremes - you will adapt the colours to your own temperature range, so that you will still stitch with colours across the rainbow palette. You can use either Fahrenheit or Celsius scales for your temperatures.
A full alphabet and set of numbers is included so that you can personalise your piece for a different year and/or location.
If you don't live in a major populated area you might want to check that your area is covered by temperature websites, unless you are recording temperatures yourself. I recommend looking at:
On AccuWeather, if you search for your location and click on “monthly”, it will give you temperatures for all the months of the current year and the year before. In the settings (top right of the website) you can change between Fahrenheit and Celsius. If you want to go further back than the previous year, perhaps to commemorate a special year, both Time and Date and Weather Underground give temperatures going much further back. Time and Date allows you to choose Fahrenheit or Celsius.
I've put this pattern in the Stitchalongs category because it is a stitchalong in the sense that you don't know exactly what your piece will look like at the end of the year, and that lots of people in the Facebook group will be sharing their pieces - please do join us at www.facebook.com/groups/climbinggoatdesigns However please note that it is very different from the other stitchalongs because you will receive everything in instant download PDFs when you purchase - there are no mystery monthly instalments.
The stitched area of the finished piece (including personalisation) is: 151 stitches wide x 163 stitches high
On 14 count fabric this is approximately 10.8 x 11.6 inches or 27.4 x 29.6 cm
On 16 count fabric this is approximately 9.4 x 10.2 inches or 24.0 x 25.9 cm
The temperature pattern element uses only full cross stitches. The location personalisation uses full backstitches, and French knots in the i's and j's only.
The design is suitable for people with some experience of cross stitch.
You will receive two PDF instant download files:
Comprehensive cross stitch instructions
The pattern booklet contains:
Cover page with picture of example completed piece
Advice on fabric colour and colour for location personalisation
Single page chart for screen use
Split page chart for printing
Key for the charts
Diagram showing the order of stitching for a leap year
Diagram showing the order of stitching for a non-leap year
Guidance on stitching the date and location
Example dates and location
Font for date and location
Blank grid for charting text
Advice on temperature websites
Detailed explanation on how to work out your temperature and colour key
Example temperature and colour keys
Seven complete colour ranges of between 16 and 40 colours allowing you to adapt your colour range precisely to where you live
Table to fill in your personal temperature and colour key
Tables to fill in your maximum temperatures for each day of the year
This listing is for PDFs of these pattern booklets; it is not a completed piece nor a kit, so no fabric, thread or other materials are included. The charts are Instant Download so you can download them straight away.
A link to the downloads will be sent to the email address you give when you order. There will also be a link to download the files directly from the completed order page. The files are sent as PDFs in one zip file. Please unzip the file (right click > extract all) after downloading, and then you can open each PDF within the file.
You may need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files. If you don’t have it you can download it for free here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
If you have any problems or need help please let me know!
Patterns are for personal use only.
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