Sampler – 136 H x 165 W Scissor Fob – 41 H x 39 W (2) Floss Ring Tag – 58 H x 38 W (2) Pinkeep - 47 H x 61 W (2) Needlebook – 62 H x 153 W
All models are stitched on 40-count Bisque hand-dyed fabric from Lakeside Linens.
To stitch all four of the needlework smalls with model specifics, you will need a 14” H x 14” 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.
Floss estimation is for stitching all five pieces as directed on 40-count linen with one strand of silk/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 Smyrna Cross Stitch (one border only)
2 skeinsDMCsix-strand embroidery floss -3031 (twisted cord) Matching wool felt (needlebook) Matching lining fabric (needlebook) Matching Ribbon (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) KreinikCustom Corder™ (for making twisted cord) Basic sewing supplies and iron
Belle Soie Silk to Crescent Colours/Classic Colorworks Cotton Floss Conversion:
A little disclaimer: I highly recommend using the Belle Soie silks, if you are wanting the same look as the model. The DMC colors will obviously not provide the same shading and are only approximate. The Crescent Colors/Classic Colorworks cotton floss will provide the shading, but the colors are not exact matches. I have converted the colors using the dye-lots I have on hand - the stitcher (or shop where purchasing supplies) may need to make slight adjustments to make the conversions more personally "eye pleasing".
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!