Sassy Thistle


“QUICK CHALLENGE”  PDF Pattern to learn how to stitch long & short stitches.

This design features a magnificent thistle, full of character!

Enhanced with beads and special stitches.

Please view the Description tab below for more details.


LANGUAGES: UK English / US English / French

SKILLS: Intermediate 

STITCH COUNT: 60 x 60 stitches

STITCHED SIZE (when using 28ct fabric): 11 x 11 cm (4.5″ x 4.5″)


  • Zweigart 28ct linen
  • DMC stranded cotton
  • Mill Hill beads


  • a detailed shopping list
  • a key to the symbols used
  • a masterclass tutorial for long & short stitches
  • printable thread card for this design
  • colour charts (full view / cross-stitch only / all stitches)
  • a hybrid chart (black & white cross-stitch with colour backstitch and special stitches)
  • a finishing tutorial to frame this project


For more pictures or to see what others have stitched, please visit the Quick Challenge Gallery.

Any question? Don’t hesitate to contact me!

Additional information


Due to the nature of Digital Downloads*, this item is unfortunately non-refundable. However, should you experience any problem with it, please get in touch and I will be more than happy to help and offer a solution.

(*they are not returnable in their original unopened state, with the assurance that no copy has been retained)

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