Models are stitched with Weeks Dye Workscotton floss (DMCequivalent provided) - you will need one skein of each color listed (unless noted) to stitch the sampler and ornament shown using 35-count linen:
Floss estimation is for stitching the sampler and small shown as directed (one strand of floss over-two linen threads) on 35-count linen. DMC equivalents are only approximate, as there are no exact equivalents for hand over-dyed floss. For best results, I suggest using the Weeks Dye Works cotton floss.
Package contains charting for the sampler/ornaments, stitching instructions, stitch diagrams, and complete finishing instructions for two styles of ornaments (backed with linen or backed with wool/cotton fabric).
I encourage you to use floss and fabric colors that match your personality and style.
Stitches (diagrams for all stitches are provided):
Cross Stitch over-two linen threads Cross Stitch over-one linen thread (cottage door wreath only - can be omitted) Smyrna Cross Stitch Partial Cross Stitches Back Stitch
Finishing Supplies for Ornaments/Fobs:
Coordinating cotton or wool fabric (fabric backed ornaments) Fiberfill, cotton balls, or your choice of "stuffing" DMC 6-strand embroidery floss in coordinating color(s) for twisted cord KreinikCustom Corder (mini drill for making twisted cord) Basic sewing/stitching supplies, ruler, and iron - sewing machine is optional
This design is perfect for stitching with a group of friends as a "Round Robin" - each of your friends can stitch their favorite block(s).
There are many other fun finishing ideas that can be taken from this design - you could easily make a needlebook or floss ring tag using one quilt block square....or make a pinkeep ...or create your own sampler by stitching a couple/few of your favorite blocks...one block, on it's own, makes a great small framed design...endless creative possibilities!