Floss estimation is for stitching the sampler and smalls shown as directed (two strands of floss over-two linen threads) on 32-count linen. DMC equivalents are only approximate, as there are no exact equivalents for hand over-dyed floss. For best results, I strongly suggest using the Weeks Dye Works cotton floss.
Package contains charting for the sampler and smalls, stitching instructions, stitch diagrams, complete finishing instructions for ornament/fob and pin/magnet, and numbers with an area to personalize the year.
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) Smyrna Cross Stitch Long Straight Stitches (broom only)
Finishing Supplies for smalls:
Matching cotton fabric (back of ornament/fob and yo-yo for pin/magnet) Fusible lightweight interfacing (ornament/fob and pin/magnet) DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (ornament/fob twisted cord) Kreinik Custom Corder (mini drill for making twisted cord) Flying Needles Finishing Form Set: 2" Square (1 set per ornament/fob) Dritz Half Ball Cover Buttons: Size 45 - 1 1/8" - item # 213-45 (pin/magnet) Your choice: pin back or magnet (pin/magnet) Basic sewing supplies and iron
Each section will work wonderfully for pillow ornaments and/or needlework smalls...or make a small framed piece by using only several of the boxed motifs.
Attach the yo-yo with stitched button cover to a barrette or headband for a darling hair accessory!
Be creative! There are many ways to "dress up" your ornaments/fobs/magnets/smalls (ribbon, buttons, trims) - look though an old sewing box or basket to find inspiring ideas and backing materials!