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Afraid of the Dark

  • $14.00
Qty:  
  • Weight
    5.0000 oz
  • SKU
    BRD-084

Stitch counts:

Sampler – 136 H x 165 W
Scissor Fob – 26 H x 50 W (2)
Floss Ring Tag – 41 H x 35 W (2)
Pinkeep - 43 H x 65 W (2)
Needlebook – 146 H x 67 W

All models are stitched on 40-count Claypot 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 enclosed) - 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 The Gentle Art Sampler Threads (DMC equivalents provided):

The Gentle Art Sampler Threads (DMC conversion):
Barn Gray (414) - 1 skein
Chives (469) - 1 skein
Fragrant Cloves (921) - 2 skeins
Lavender Potpourri (3835) - 1 skein
Ohio Lemon Pie (3821) - 1 skein
Onyx (310) - 2 skeins
Picket Fence (White) - 1 skein
Picnic Basket (839) - 1 skein
Tomato (920) - 1 skein 

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. Package also contains and enlarged chart of the trick or treat faces (minimal one-over-one stitching) along with an alternative chart of the faces (with no one-over-one stitching).

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
Colonial or French Knots (minimal)
Satin Stitch Border (around the box containing the large ghosts)

Finishing Supplies:

2 skeins DMC six-strand embroidery floss -310 (twisted cord) 
Matching wool felt (needlebook)
Matching lining fabric (needlebook) 
Quilt batting (needlebook and pinkeep)
Skirtex or Easy Felt (floss ring tag)
Eyelets and eyelet tool (floss ring tag)
Loose leaf/book ring (floss ring tag)
Fiberfill or cotton balls (for stuffing scissor fob)
Mat board or poster board (pinkeep)
Matching pins (pinkeep)
Kreinik Custom Corder™ (for making twisted cord)
Basic sewing supplies and iron

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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