Sampler – 153 H x 163 W Scissor Fob – 25 H x 57 W (2) Floss Ring Tag – 44 H x 45 W (2) Pinkeep - 54 H x 57 W (2) Needlebook – 52 H x 144 W
All models are stitched on 40-count Buttercream hand-dyed fabric from Lakeside Linens.
To stitch all four of the needlework smalls with model specifics, you will need a 12” H x 14” 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 Weeks Dye Works cotton Floss ( DMC equivalents provided):
Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss (DMC conversion): Bluecoat Blue (3765) - 2 skeins Bluecoat Red (3328) - 1 skein Bright Leaf (3829) - 1 skein Chestnut (938) - 1 skein Curry (3820) - 1 skein Deep Sea (930) - 1 skein Garnet (815) - 2 skeins Holly (500) - 1 skein Hunter (505) - 1 skein Ocean (3847) - 1 skein Peoria's Purple (3746) - 1 skein Sweet Potato (301) - 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 fibers.
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 Satin Stitch
3 skeins DMC six-strand embroidery floss - 826 (twisted cord) Matching wool felt (needlebook) Matching fabric (lining needlebook) Quilt batting (needlebook and pinkeep) Mat board or poster board (pinkeep) Matching Pins (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) 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!