Dala Squid and Friends
The Dala Horse has long been the unofficial mascot of Sweden; the cheery red folk carving is recognized around the globe as a Scandinavian icon. Here at Ink Circles, I wondered why horses should be having all of the fun. I created this series of similarly saddled critters to join in the celebrations. Stitch the sampler or use the individual animals for ornaments or other smalls.
107 by 80 Stitches, stitched in DMC on Weeks 30 ct Parchment linen. Uses DMC Memory Thread for the harnesses and reins. A graph is included that allows you to cross stitch the harnesses and reins in regular DMC if you prefer.