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Sweet Songs of Spring

  • $14.00
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  • Weight
    5.0000 oz
  • SKU
    BRD-090

Stitch counts:

Sampler – 136 H x 165 W
Scissor Fob – 35 H x 28 W (2)
Ruler Fob – 23 H x 43 W (2)
Pinkeep - 40 H x 66 W (2)
Needlebook – 63 H x 128 W (1)

All models are stitched on 40-count Strawflower hand-dyed fabric from Lakeside Linens.

To stitch all four of the needlework smalls with model specifics, you will need a 14” H x 13” W piece of 40-count linen (diagram for layout included) - this is with a 1" seam allowance and 2" between pieces - you may wish to cut a larger size for additional working space. Chartpack contains cut sizes for alternate fabric counts.

Model is stitched with Weeks Dye Works cotton floss (DMC equivalents provided):

Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss (DMC in parenthesis) followed by number of skeins:
Bordeaux (3685) - 1                                  
Begonia (600) - 1
Curry (3820) - 1
Hazelnut (433) -1
Ivy (3364) - 1                                              
Kris' Bon Bon (938) - 1     
Peoria Purple (3746) - 1
Pumpkin (721) - 1
Seaweed (3362) - 1
Sky (3755) - 1
Sweetheart Rose (604) - 1          
Whitewash (White) - 1

Floss estimation is for stitching all five pieces as directed on 40-count linen with one strand of floss. DMC equivalents are only approximate, as there are no exact equivalents for hand-dyed threads.

Package contains charts for each of the five pieces, stitching instructions, complete finishing instructions for the needlework smalls, and a worksheet area and alphabet for personalization.

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

Stitches (diagrams provided):

Cross Stitch over two linen threads
Back Stitch
French or Colonial Knots (minimal)
Fan Stitch
Satin Stitch

Finishing Supplies:

3 skeins Weeks Dye Works cotton floss - Sweetheart Rose (twisted cord) 
Matching wool felt (needlebook)
Matching lining fabric (needlebook)
Matching Ribbon (needlebook)
Quilt batting (needlebook and pinkeep)
Fiberfill or cotton balls (for stuffing scissor fob and ruler fob)
Mat board or poster board (pinkeep)
Matching pins (pinkeep)
Kreinik Custom Corder™ (for making twisted cord)
Basic sewing supplies and iron
Ruler - photo shows 3" Mother of Pearl Ruler from Kelmscott Designs (sold separately)

Certain individual sections on the sampler could be stitched alone to make ornaments or knob hangers...or magnets...or bookmarks...this gives you a chance to be creative!

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