Come and stitch this delicious Gingerbread Retreat Cottage, Part 9 in the Gingerbread Village! Added to the Tree Etui, the Stitching House, Church, Candy Cane Cottage, Bakery, Haunted House, Needlework Shop, and Quilt Shop, this little Gingerbread Retreat cottage is inspired by my friend Sue’s camp cottage! At the front, you see a welcoming figure in a Santa hat waving you inside from the lower veranda. Picture windows at the lower floor show a class taking place.. where I’m teaching a group of happy students. There is even a separate porch addition, which I know you’ll love! The roof is almost covered with Hardanger stitching, and is a main focus.
You will be stitching with yummy silk flosses, Perle Cottons, sparkling beads and delicious looking ‘candy’ buttons. This building was not lined, which makes finishing easier and faster, but you can always line it inside, or add a bottom to finish it off nicely. Finishing instructions and colour photos are included at the end of this leaflet. This year, place all your finished Gingerbread buildings on your mantle for the Holidays! Look for more Gingerbread Village additions in future years! Sending all of you a delicious and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from my house to yours! -Thea
Gingerbread Retreat Cottage Fabric Layout is in Leaflet
(Note: If everything is made out of 28ct Gingerbread Coloured linen, we recommend you buy 14" wide x 31" high. The fabric layout for this size is in the leaflet. You can use Gingerbread coloured Cashel linen for the porch and cottage roof sections, or choose another coloured linen, as long as it's the same count. The darker the colour, the more the hardanger will stand ou!, but it's a bit more challenging to see.
Cottage Front: and Back: 41w x 57h (2.9” w x 4.1” h) CUT: 6” w x 7” h
Cottage Side x 2: 49w x 37h (3.5” w x 2.6” h) CUT x 2: 6 1/2” w x 6” h
Cotttage Roof x 2: 49w x 34h (3.5” w x 2.4” h) CUT x 2: 6 1/2” w x 6” h
Porch Front and Back: 10w x 29h (.7” w x 2.1” h) CUT x 2: 4” w x 5” h
Porch Side: 49w x 25h (3.5” w x 1.8” h) CUT: 6 1/2” w x 5” h
Porch Roof: 49w x 12h (3.5” w x .9” h) CUT: 6 1/2” w x 4” h
- Cross Stitch
- Petit Cross Stitch
- Satin Stitches
- Diamond Eyelets
- Kloster Blocks
- Wrapped Bars
- Woven Bars
- Dove's Eyelets
- Partial Greek Cross
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. FYI: some colours could 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!
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!
NEW! - Home Study Group on Facebook!
This project is for Intermediate Level stitchers due to the Hardanger roof design. If you have not done hardanger before, you can either leave it out entirely, or you may need some extra help with the Hardanger. We have wonderful basic Hardanger Learning Kits in the Beyond Cross Stitch series #5 on our website.
Once you've bought your Student Kit or gather your own supplies, you can register for our VS-Home Study Group on Facebook where you will find Thea, Lisa and other stitchers who are stitching this delightful design and other designs! You will find lots of help sorting your threads, putting your linen on your frame, and encouragement to getting started. In the Facebook Group, Thea will share some of her excellent STITCH VIDEOS teaching you how to do some of the specialty stitching, including the Hardanger Roof, the diamond eyelets, the special porch railings and how to attach the buttons, beads and charms. They will also include Lisa and Thea showing their wonderful FINISHING VIDEOS so you can see exactly how to construct this lovely cottage!
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188P - Main ACCESSORY PACK Available:
- 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
- SJ Designs 2mm pearl beads - white
- Specialty seed beads #101 - mixed colours
- Small Heart Button - red
- Micro Mini Rounds Buttons - white
- Micro Mini Round Buttons - red
- Micro Mini Round Buttons - green
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