Make a Joyful Noise

November 11, 2021

Make a Joyful Noise

My husband gets credit for this design, since it was basically his idea. 

He plays several instruments (you can see them in the design): mandolin, hammered dulcimer, and mountain dulcimer. He also plays guitar, and he used to play the violin until his neck revolted. 

One evening he told me I should design something with "Make a joyful noise" in it, so he could hang it near his instruments. 

So I did.


It's a privilege to be serenaded by the beautiful music he plays, and I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this design.

Make a Joyful Noise - October House Fiber Arts Journal


Stitch count  161 x 85

Model is stitched on 36 count Light Khaki linen by Weeks Dye Works using Classic Colorworks (CC), Gentle Art Sampler Threads (GAST) and Weeks Dye Works (WDW). A conversion to DMC is included.

Threads used:

CC - Used Brick, Peanut Brittle, Bandana, Brown Hen
GAST - Apple Cider
WDW - Peach, Pelican Gray, Bee's Knees, Red Pear, Bright Leaf, Moss

Finished size approx. 8 7/8" x 4 5/8".

If you prefer to stitch it on another count, here are the finished dimensions:

28 count - 11 1/2" x 6"
32 count - 10" x 5 1/4"
36 count - 8 7/8" x 4 5/8"
40 count - 8" x 4 1/4"

Release date: November 15, 2021

Supporting our cross stitch shops and community is a primary concern for me, so I always encourage you to purchase my designs from your favorite local or online needlework shop. It's for this reason that you won't see my newest designs available for sale on my own website for a few months after they are released. 

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Make a Joyful Noise - October House Fiber Arts Journal

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