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F07 Beautiful Finishing 7 

Spring BOX 

Have you ever wanted to know the secrets of Beautiful Finishing? Learn Lisa’s expert finishing secrets which she uses to create this gorgeous sewing box designed just for this leaflet. This beautiful purple and yellow Spring Box is the second of four seasonal needlework boxes for you to finish yourself! The lid top is fully embroidered while the sides are finished with bright purple cottons. When the lid is removed, you can see contrasting lining, and enough space for your pinkeep, scissors case and fob! I’ve used overdyed silk, silk flosses, and sparkling beads. Be prepared for a few new stitches, some easy Hardanger, and enjoy the Cross Stitched areas too. The finishing is easy if you follow Lisa’s detailed directions and coloured photos.. enjoy! See how easy Beautiful Finishing really is! - Thea

Linen Measurements for all four pieces..  

Design Area Box Top:  80w x 80h (5.7”w x 5.7”h)  Model: 28ct Light Sand Cashel: (Cut fabric: 8”w x 8”h for finishing)

Design Area PinKeep: 40w x 40h (2.85” w x 2.85” h) Model: 28ct Light Sand Cashel: (Cut fabric: 5“w x 5”h for finishing)

Design Area Scissors Keep x 2: 34w x 55h (2.4” w x 3.9” h) Model: 28ct Light Sand Cashel: (Cut fabric: 5“w x 6”h for finishing)

Design Area Scissors Fob: 13w x 13h (.9” w x .9” h) Model: 28ct Light Sand Cashel: (Cut fabric: 3”w x 3”h for finishing)

  
In addition to the finishing techniques, you will also find clear and easy instructions and step by step photos to make your own cording and simple tassels and how to attach them to your lovely creations!

Available: Spring Box Accessory Pack and Linen Pack

Ask for the Beautiful Finishing 7 Accessory Packs at participating needlework shops. These packs contain plenty of threads to complete 
Box Lid, Scissors Keep and Fob, and Pinkeep shown on the front cover!

  • Beautiful Finishing #F07 - "Spring Box" Accessory Pack Contains:

    DMC #12 Perle Cotton (thin twist) #712 - cream

    BUNDLE A
    DMC #8 Perle Cotton (thick twist) #712 - cream
    Kreinik Mori #2016 - gold dk
    Kreinik Mori #6106 - purple med
    Kreinik Mori #8050 - black
    Needlepoint Inc. #0473 - gold lt

    BUNDLE B

    Gloriana silk #066A “Highland Garden dk” - multi
    Kreinik Mori #6083 - purple dk
    Kreinik Mori #6104 - purple lt
    Kreinik Mori #7124 - cream
    Needlepoint Inc. #0694 - gold med
    Needlepoint Inc. #0292 - green dk

    BUNDLE C
    SJ Designs 2mm pearl beads - ivory
    Button - purple
    Button - green

  • Suggested Materials for Finishing

    Stitched Designs
    1 ball - DMC #12 Perle Cotton #712 - cream
    1 spool - Cotton sewing thread (colour to match box fabric)
    1/4 yd - Box fabric (cotton - compliment linen)
    1/4 yd - Lining fabric (cotton - compliment linen and box fabric) 1/8 yd - Iron-on Interfacing Medium weight
    1/4 yd - Iron-on Fleece Pellon
    1/4 yd - Fleece Pellon or Thin Cotton Quilters Batting
    1/8 yd - Wool Batting
    1/4 yd - High Loft Polyester Quilt Batting
    3/8” wide Ribbon for Pinkeep
    4 ply Mat Board & 2 ply Mat Board (Acid Free)
    Straight Pins (quilters pins and silk pins)
    Freezer Paper
    Aileen’s Tacky Glue & LePage White Glue
    Sharp Paper scissors
    Rotary cutter, clear plastic ruler and cutting mat
    Iron
    Very Sharp material scissors to snip ends and cut fabric
    Sewing Needle
    #24 tapestry needle  and #10 beading needle

Stitches used in the Winter Box and Accessories:
   
  • Algerian Eyelet  
  • Lazy Daisy
  • Partial Greek Cross
  • Kloster Blocks
  • Dove's Eyelets
  • Cross Stitch
  • Four Sided Stitch
  • Backstitching
  • French Knots
  • Rhodes Swirl
  • Wrapped Bars
  • Lazy Daisy

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