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Stitching for Literacy Special

# Bookmark Special

Seven Cross Stitch Patterns

For one 40%-off price plus free shipping!

Stitching for Literacy needs hand-stitched bookmarks we can donate to schools and libraries.

Enjoy stitching, using, and gifting these seven cross stitch bookmark patterns.

NT101 - Read it, Read it

First in the Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy series, this is one half of our Tribute to Librarians. It comes from this joke:

A chicken walks into a library and says, "book-book-book," (say that as though you're making a chicken sound), so the librarian gives the chicken a book. The chicken takes the book to a pond and sits next to a frog. The frog says, "Read-it, read-it."

Can you guess what the other half of the Tribute to Librarians is?

Fabric: 28-ct. Moonglow Cashel Linen from Picture This Plus
Stitch count: 38W x 44H
Floss: Presencia Finca 6-strand floss and size 8 perle cotton
Beads: Mill Hill size 8, 18831
Batting: Felt, batting, or fabric
Shepherd's hook bookmark form

NT102 - Book, Book, Book!

Second in the Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy series, this is the other half of our Tribute to Librarians. It comes from this joke:

A chicken walks into a library and says, "book-book-book," (say that as though you're making a chicken sound), so the librarian gives the chicken a book. The chicken takes the book to a pond and sits next to a frog. The frog says, "Read-it, read-it."

Yes, we released these out of order. No excuses; it just worked out that way.

Fabric: 28-ct. Moonglow (front) and Lily Pad (back) Cashel Linen from Picture This Plus
Stitch count: 36W x 36H
Floss: Presencia Finca 6-strand floss and size 8 perle cotton
Beads: Mill Hill size 8, 18027
Batting: Felt, batting, or fabric
Shepherd's hook bookmark form

NT103 - Ambigram Bookmarks

This chart contains 2 ambigram patterns that can be finished individually or back-to-back.

The first is an asymmetrical ambigram, which means that it spells one word right-side up and a different (but related!) word up-side-down. This one spells "Story" one way and "Read" the other.

The second patter is a symmetrical ambigram, which means it spells the same word right-side-up and up-side-down. Either way you look at it, this one spells "Read."

Fabric: 28-ct. Crystal Phantom Cashel Linen from Picture This Plus
Stitch count: 38W x 38H and 36W x 24H
Floss: Presencia Finca 6-strand floss and size 8 perle cotton
Kreinik: 002P gold cable
Backing: Weeks Dye Works wool felt 2338 Purple Rain, 2118 Blue Topaz
Ribbon: Satin, grosgrain, or other

NT104 - Wild About Reading

How long did you think it would be before we brought wildlife into this series?

The tiger-skin pattern and couched teeth encourage everyone to go wild and read.

Fabric: 32-ct Belfast Dirty Linen (3609/326) from from Zweigart
Stitch count: 28W x 48H
Floss: DMC and sizes 5 and 8 pearl cotton
Batting (optional): Felt, batting, or fabric
Shepherd's hook bookmark form

NT105 - Monkey Read, Monkey Do

Reading's more fun than a barrel of monkeys! So is stitching this pattern.

Stitch just one side. Stitch both sides. Stitch just one monkey. Stitch both sides and a bitty bauble. You make the call.

Instructions and further ideas for finishing included.

Fabric: 18-ct Aida (3793/100) from from Zweigart
Stitch count: 28W x 124H
Floss: DMC and size 8 pearl cotton
Batting (optional): Felt

NT106 - Going, Going, Gone!

This stitchy bookmark is sure to be a hit with baseball fans! (Did you really expect me to let that one go?)

Ground: Tokens & Trifles Trinkets Star card
Stitch count: 63W x 60H
Floss: DMC 6-strand floss and Kreinik #4 braid and BF
Backing: Card stock
Adhesive: Treasure Tape
Doo-dads: Ribbon

NT107 - Play Ball!

Stitcher up! This makes a great grab-and-go project for stitching in the stands or even in the dugout.

Personalize this bookmark with your team's colors, and choose between a right- or left-handed glove.

Fabric: Charles Craft Bright Ideas bookmark form, Polar Ice
Stitch count: 26W x 96H
Floss: DMC 6-strand floss
Backing: Ultrasuede or felt

Funk & Weber Designs will donate to literacy programs a minimum of 10-percent of profits from the sale of these patterns.

Three of these patterns are digital (pdf) patterns. You will receive a clickable link in an email as soon as we've processed your order and payment. You have a limited time to use the link and download the patterns.

Because I can mail the printed patterns in a letter-sized envelope, I've removed them from the shipping calculator. Woo-hoo, free shipping for you!

If you prefer priority mail, email us before you place your order, and we'll process your order by hand, sending an invoice to your email. Truly, we don't mind doing this.

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