Board Game Project DESIGNED BY DEBBIE HARDING Vines & Ladders Bring the family together and prepare for hours of fun with this stitchy twist on a classic board game Simple blackwork patterns F ew games are as iconic as Snakes and Ladders, and now you can stitch your own unique woodland-themed version of this much-loved game. Gather together your nearest and dearest, roll some dice and race to victory across this beautiful stitched game board. Small woodland motifs are dotted around the board, such as flowers, mushrooms and forest creatures, mixed in with the vines and ladders. Debbie has also included an ABC and number set so you can personalise your game with your family name and date. You can stitch your own cute counters, too – a fox, rabbit, deer and badger. Who will you choose to go with you on your forest adventure? Factb Stitching Time Approx. 100+ hours Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch Ease of Stitching Advanced beginner/ intermediate Each of the 100 squares features one of five colourful blackwork patterns, so you can tackle this project in manageable chunks and it’ll come together quite quickly. A real satisfying finish, you’ll be playing this game for years to come. Meet the designer Debbie Harding I love this twist on the classic Snakes and Ladders board game. I’d much rather take a stroll in the woods than face a snake! I added plenty of detail, so you might find that you discover something new each time you play. www.gathered.how/woxs The World of Cross Stitching 74
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