Rune Berkana cross stitch pattern

Today’s free rune is Berkana (sometimes spelled Berkano) – a rune of feminine fertility, birth (rebirth) and motherhood – and rune #20 in my cross stitch runic series.

Rune Berkana free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 38 x 49 stitches, 10 colors

Rune Berkana free cross stitch pattern

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Please note, that this pattern is a little bit (two stitches) wider than most of the runic patterns of the same design. I had to make it like this because the rune’s neame is longer 🙂

The symbolic tree for Berkana on the pattern is pomegranate.

Miniature trees – finished!

OK, the project is not finished yet, because the idea is to make a postcard. But the stitching is complete, and looks like this:

Mini trees postcard stitching

Right now I understand that I should have placed something on the photos for size reference. The actual stitching is very small, about 9 cm in height (3.5 ”) and 8 in length (3.2 ”).

Mini trees postcard stitching

For my next step I have to find a postcard blank and mount the stitching in. Hopefully the result will be as pretty as I imagine it 🙂

Work in progress: mini trees postcard

A little update on my progress with the trees project, that I started after returning from Singapore. I love miniature patterns! A day or two, maybe a week of work, and you already have something to show:

Miniature trees cross stitching project

Miniature trees cross stitching project

As you can see, I finished the oak part (top left), and moving fast onward with three other trees (top to bottom: apple, juniper, willow). The cross stitching here is no problem at all, but there also is a lot of back-stitching, which is much complex. Well, I designed this pattern and thus brought this onto myself 🙂

The next big idea I have is to make a postcard out of this project. But I have never tried making cross stitch postcards before. Do you know any good tutorials on how to do it?

Jera rune (the harvest) free cross stitch pattern

Remember, I promised to complete the whole runic series by the end of summer? I hope you don’t remember that vow, because I’m seriously out of schedule with six more runes to go, and the summer is almost over. But still, as I just wrote, only six more runes to go: that means that 18 runes are adapted into patterns already, and that’s a lot!

Today I made (very true to season!) Jera rune.

Jera rune free cross stitch pattern

Jera rune free cross stitch pattern
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WIP and (almost) a finish

Good news at last! Last week I finally completed the Vault dwellers couple for my sister. And it would be a post of pride if I hadn’t forgotten to make a photo 🙂 But I did, and as for now the finished work is being framed (not in detective stories kind of way) – so no photos until next week. Anyway, the whole picture looks great and I really hope that Katie will like it as much as I did 🙂

So this week I started something new. This is a pattern with different types of trees that I designed for my Etsy shop. Somehow I decided to stitch it first and post on Etsy after – no idea why. It is very small and I hope to use it for a postcard.

Progress so far:

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Rune Wunjo cross stitch pattern

While most of the sources I check to know the meaning of runes rarely agree with each other (it is very funny how websites in English and websites in Russian write very differently about the same runes), all of these sources agree that Wunjo is the rune of happiness and joy. So I hope you will find joy in stitching it!

Rune Wunjo free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36 x 49 stitches

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