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Pocketful of Peppermint

  • $14.00
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  • Weight
    5.0000 oz
  • SKU
    BRD-102

Complete charting for a holiday sampler and finishing instructions/ideas for the three styles of holiday ornaments.

Stitch counts:

Sampler – 135 H x 152 W
Stitch counts for ornaments will depend on motif/boxed area chosen.

Models are stitched on 28-count Fawn hand-dyed fabric from Lakeside Linens.

Models are stitched with Weeks Dye Works cotton floss (DMC equivalents provided) and one spool of Kreinik #8 Fine Braid:

Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss (DMC):
Curry (3820) - 2 skeins
Garnet (815) - 2 skeins
Hazelnut (434) - 3 skeins
Holly (890) - 2 skeins
Hunter (986) - 3 skeins
Liberty (321) - 2 skeins
Snowflake (B5200) - 2 skeins

DMC 310 - skein (snowman hat, face, buttons)

Kreinik #8 Fine Braid - color 100 - one spool (10 M) - optional: all models used one strand snowflake with one strand Kreinik braid to add sparkle to snowflakes (this is personal preference).

Floss estimation is for stitching the sampler and smalls shown as directed (two strands of floss over-two linen threads) on 28-count linen. DMC equivalents are only approximate, as there are no exact equivalents for hand over-dyed floss. For best results, I strongly suggest using the Weeks Dye Works cotton floss.

Package contains charting for the sampler and smalls, stitching instructions, stitch diagrams, complete finishing instructions for three styles of ornaments (pillow with fabric back, pillow with linen back with/without beads, and round flat ornaments using finishing forms), and an alphabet/numbers with personalization area.

I encourage you to use floss and fabric colors that match your personality and style.

Stitches (diagrams for all stitches are provided):

Cross Stitch over two linen threads
Cross Stitch over one linen thread (minimal) 
Back Stitch
Fan Stitch
Rice Stitch
Four-Sided Stitch
Long-Armed Cross Stitch
Smyrna Cross Stitch
Diamond Straight Cross Stitch
Plait Stitch
Satin Stitch
Montenegrin Cross Stitch
Lazy Daisy Stitch (minimal) 
French or colonial knots (minimal) 

Specialty stitches are personal preference - replace any with Cross Stitch if desired.

Finishing Supplies - for the ornaments shown:

Coordinating cotton or wool fabric (pillow ornaments with wool/cotton fabric back and round ornaments back)
Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads: #02020 (pillow ornaments with beaded edging)
Fiberfill or cotton balls (for stuffing pillow ornaments)                            
Fusible lightweight interfacing (round ornaments)            
Flying Needles Finishing Form Set: 2" round (round ornaments)
DMC 6-strand embroidery floss in coordinating color(s) for twisted cord (all ornaments)
Kreinik Custom Corder™ (mini drill for making twisted cord)
You will need basic sewing/stitching supplies, ruler, and an iron. Sewing machine is optional.

NOTE: This design is a companion to BRD-076 "Peppermint Twist" - it has the same stitch count and uses the same floss colors for those who want to combine the two designs to make one large sampler.

Be creative! There are many ways to "dress up" your ornaments - look though an old sewing box or basket to find inspiring ideas and backing materials!

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