Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss (DMC): Blue Heron (160) - 1 skein - Sleeve E, I Bright Leaf (3829) - 1 skein - Sleeve V*, E, I, H, T Carrot (402) - 1 skein - Sleeve E*, H, T Cognac (400) - 1 skein - Sleeve E*, I*, T, C Curry (3820) - 1 skein - Sleeve V*, E, I, H, T Emerald (562) - 1 skein - Sleeve E, I, C Emma's Pink (3689) - 1 skein - Sleeve V, E Garnet (815) - 1 skein - Sleeve V, I, T*, C Kris' Bon Bon (898) - 1 skein - Sleeve E, T Mascara (310) - 1 skein - Sleeve H Michael's Navy (823) - 1 skein - Sleeve I Monkey Grass (319) 1 skein - Sleeve V, T, C Purple Haze (3740) - 1 skein - Sleeve V, E Snowflake (White) - 1 skein - Sleeve E*, I, H, C Sweet Potato (921) - 1 skein - Sleeve H, T Tin Roof (648) - 1 skein - Sleeve H
DMC Cotton Floss: 543 - 1 skein - Sleeves V, E, I, H, T, C
Floss estimation is for stitching all six sleeves as directed on 32-count linen using model specifics. DMC equivalents are only approximate, as there are no exact equivalents for hand over-dyed floss.
NOTE: The color DMC 543 was chosen to closely match the linen fabric - it is used for the outer back stitching line and assembly of the sleeve; if you change the color of your fabric, you will want to replace DMC 543 with a color that closely matches your linen fabric.
If stitching only one sleeve, use the following key and the "Sleeve" notation above to determine the floss colors needed: Valentine = V, Easter = E, Independence = I, Halloween = H, Thanksgiving = T, Christmas = C
An Asterisk (*) depicts minimal usage.
Package contains charting for each of the five sleeves, stitching instructions, complete finishing instructions for making the sleeves, an alphabet/numbers for personalization, instructions for using your Stitch Starter, and one Stitch Starter Ruler.
I encourage you to use floss and fabric colors that match your personality and style.
Stitches (diagrams included):
Cross Stitch over two linen threads Back Stitch French or Colonial Knot (minimal)
Matching cotton fabric (lining) and coordinating sewing thread Cotton quilt batting or craft fleece Basic sewing supplies and iron
Each design would also work well for a small framed piece...or a magnet, scissor fob, needlebook, floss ring tag, ornament, etc. - experiment and have fun!
About the Stitch Starter Ruler:
It is 2 mil acrylic plastic, making it durable. It has marking lines for both 1" and 2" seam allowances, so you only need one tool. It is clear, making it easy to see your fabric placement. It has 1/4" and 1/2" markings on three sides.
It has complete 3" ruler markings down the left side - these can be used for:
finishing work measurements measuring between stitched designs counting threads to figure fabric count