Part 10 of the Gingerbread Christmas Village Series Finally, we are releasing the Gingerbread Flower Shop as a Leaflet and Accessory Pack! It is the 10th addition to the Gingerbread Village; including the Tree Etui, the Stitching House, Church, Candy Cane Cottage, Bakery, Haunted House, Needlework Shop, Quilt Shop, and Retreat Cottage! this little Gingerbread Flower Shop looks positively European with its striped awnings and colourful floral display! At the front of the shop, you’ll see buckets full of cut flowers, a topiary tree with French Knot blossoms, A potted Christmas Tree and a potted Sunflower, while the shopkeeper brings out a flat of forget-me-nots. On the back, you see more staff working at their potting counter where there are a variety of flowers. On the two sides are fantasy specialty stitched flowers to learn to stitch! The roof is decorated with white buttons and Cross Stitched snow patterns, and there are a few lovely vines under the eaves. You will be stitching with yummy silk flosses, Perle Cottons, silk ribbon, sparkling beads and delicious looking ‘candy’ buttons. This building was not lined, which makes finishing easier and faster! Finishing instructions and colour photos are included at the end of this leaflet. Look for more Gingerbread Village additions in future years! -Thea
Gingerbread Flower Shop Fabric Layout is in the Leaflet
(Note: All pieces made from 28ct Gingerbread Coloured linen can be stitched on a piece approx 14" wide x 17" high. The fabric layout is in the leaflet.
Cut approx 12"w x 8"h linen for both roofs. The darker the colour of the linen, the more the hardanger will stand out, but it's a bit more challenging to stitch on.
- Cottage Front/Back x 2: 60w x 49h (2.6” w x 2.4” h) CUT: 7.5” w x 6.5” h
- Cottage Side x 2: 36w x 34h (3.5” w x 2.6” h) CUT: 5.5” w x 5.5” h
- Flower Shop Roof x 2: 36w x 36h (2.6” w x 2.6” h) CUT: 5 1/2” w x 5 1/2” h
- Dinky Dyes #113 “Cobar” - copper golds
- Dinky Dyes #135 “Dandenong” - greens
- Kreinik Mori #1114 - red
- Kreinik Mori #8050 - black
- Needlepoint Inc. #252 - grass green
- Needlepoint Inc. #324 - antique blue dk
- Needlepoint Inc. #554 - yellow
- Needlepoint Inc. #955 - brown dk
- Kreinik Mori #725 - gold lt
- Kreinik Mori #8055 - grey
- Needlepoint Inc. #209 - red dk
- Needlepoint Inc. #355 - green med dk
- Needlepoint Inc. #455 - purple
- Needlepoint Inc. #481 - turquoise
- Needlepoint Inc. #556 - orange
- Needlepoint Inc. #753 - flesh
- Mill Hill seed bead #00479 - white
- SJ Designs 3.4 drop beads #58 - gold
- Large Gingerbread Man button
- Star Buttons - topaz Large
- Tree Button
Black and White Accessory Pack
Black and white silk flosses - enough floss to stitch the entire Flower Shop.
Additional Materials Needed:
- DMC #8 Perle Cotton (thick twist) - white
- #24 tapestry needle #10 short beading needle
- Cross Stitch
- Petit Cross Stitch
- Lazy Daisies
- Japanese Ribbon Stitch
- Modified Diamond Eyelet
- French Knots
- Satin Stitches
- Queen Stitch
- Buillion Knots
- Eyelet Flower
Sorting The Threads in your Accessory Pack: Remember to sort in daylight near a window, not under artificial light indoors, as the colours change with the colour of the lightbulbs we use. Each floss has a different number of strands in each thread length. This helps you differentiate the different colours in your pack. Needlepoint Inc. silk floss has 8 strands per length The Kreinik Mori has 6 strands per length The Gloriana Overdyed Silk has 12 thin strands per length.
FYI: some colours have been divided into two lengths. This can happen if a colour requires partial yardage. ie. Our kitmaker might include one 1 yard length and one 0.5 yard length, so don't be surprised if one colour has more than one length of thread. We hope this extra information will help you sort your threads more easily!
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