Blueskin Cross Stitch Pattern by Plum Street Samplers. Per the designer, George Washington used two horses during the Revolutionary War - Nelson and Blueskin. Blueskin was the more skittish of the two, but both horses served him well, and retired with him at Mt. Vernon after the war. Thomas Jefferson once said of George, ' [He was] the best horseman of his age, and the most graceful figure that could be seen on horseback.'
Cover model was stitched on 36 count Nantucket Brew linen fabric from R&R Reproductions using 1 thread of floss over 2 linen threads.
The pattern is charted with Weeks Dye Works (WDW) and Classic Colorworks (CC) flosses as follows: CC - Stepping Stone & Used Brick WDW - Galvanized, Garrison Green, Grapevine & Pelican Grey. The remaining colors were charted in DMC flosses: 644, 648, 950, 3371, 3772 & 3865. DMC alternatives for the CC & WDW flosses are also provided in the pattern.
Pattern stitch count: 123W x 121H