This is a perfect design to hang in your home or cottage while you dream of sand and sunshine! This beautiful beach retreat is surrounded by a bountiful garden full of flowers, grasses, roses and a white picket fence, truly your ideal beach getaway. Stitched on light blue linen with lovely summery colours, you'll love stitching it this summer to bring this project to life! Dreams are made of Sand and Sun...!
Welcome to our little yellow cottage by the sea! This beautiful beach retreat is the perfect place to dream about. Surrounded by a bountiful garden full of flowers, grasses, roses and a white picket fence, this is truly your ideal beach getaway. You will stitch and imagine yourself tanning on a chaise lounge, or sitting under the shade of the beach umbrella sipping a tall cool glass of something delicious, while the resident cat purrs by the front door. The linen used was an overdyed aqua linen which is now discontinued. I recommend “Ice Blue” Cashel but you can use a light blue linen of your choice.. the blue preferably aqua toned. Your LNS will have several available, so enjoy choosing your own favorite linen to bring this project to life!
This is a perfect design to hang in your home or cottage while you dream of sand and sunshine! - Thea
"Beach Cottage" Sampler
- Design area: 89w x 85h (6.4”w x 5.7”h)
- Model: 28ct Ice Blue Linen Cashel Cut fabric: 12.5”w x 12”h for finishing
- Needles #10 short beading
- Tapestry Needles #24
- Cross Stitch
- Petit Cross Stitch
- Backstitch tacking stitches - (couching)
- French Knots
- Lazy Daisy Stitches
- Satin Stitches
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#160P MAIN Accessory Pack (enough to stitch this long sampler)
- Gloriana silk #019 “Tropical Seas” - multi turquoise
- Gloriana silk #096 “Summer Foliage” - greens lt
- Dinky Dyes silk #022 “Sapphire” - purples
- Dinky Dyes silk #103 “Bougainvillea” - pinks
- Kreinik Mori #0923 - yellow lt
- Kreinik Mori #7014 - tan
- Dinky Dyes silk #059 “Warratah” - reds
- Dinky Dyes silk #069 “Swan Valley” - greens med
- Kreinik Mori #2014 - yellow med
- Needlepoint Inc. #481 - turquoise lt
- Needlepoint Inc. #964 - grey brown
- Gloriana silk #040 “Highland Meadow” - multi
- Dinky Dyes silk #067 “Jacob’s Ladder” - blues
- Kreinik Mori #4044 - turquoise med
- Needlepoint Inc. #126 - brick red
- Needlepoint Inc. #203 - flesh
- SJ Designs 2mm pearl beads - white
- Mill Hill seed bead #0557 - gold
- Specialty charm - Star Fish - silver
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. Dinky Dyes has 6 strands per length. FYI: We noticed that some colours have been divided into two lengths. This can happen if a colour requires 1.5 yards. Our kitmaker might include one 1 yard length and one 0.5 yard length, so don't get confused 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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