Buy the exclusive Student Kit from us to stitch this wonderfully delicious Gingerbread Retreat Cottage! It is another addition to the Gingerbread Village; including the Tree Etui, the Stitching House, Church, Candy Cane Cottage, Bakery, Haunted House, Needlework Shop, and Quilt Shop. This little Gingerbread cottage is inspired by a lovely cottage owned by a good friend of mine. At the front, you will see a gentleman in a santa hat welcoming you inside from the lower veranda.
Picture windows at the back 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 which will be a focus for this home study course. 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! 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 our house to yours! - Thea
NEW! - Home Study videos on Youtube!
Once you've bought your Student Kit, come and join our Youtube Channel, where you will find Thea, Lisa and other stitchers stitching this delightful design! There is lots of help, and you can get started sorting your threads, putting your linen on your frame. This project is for Intermediate Level stitchers. You will be able to do it with our videos showing you exactly how to work the stitches in this gorgeous piece. On Youtube we share some of our excellent STITCH VIDEOS teaching you how to do the special stitches. The videos also show Lisa and Thea's FINISHING VIDEOS so you can see exactly how to construct it!
Your Student kit includes:
Leaflet - Gingerbread Retreat Cottage Chart
Accessory Pack with Overdyed Silk Floss, 14 x silk Flosses, Beads, Pearls, Gold Drop Beads, Mixed Colour opaque beads, Gingerbread Man Charm, Micro Mini Coloured buttons, Christmas Star, Evergreen Tree Charm
Linen Pack - 13" x 31" Gingerbread 28ct Cashel Linen
White Silk Floss Pack - contains all the silk floss you need
Additional Materials - Perle Cotton #12 and #8 White, Tapestry Needle, Beading Needle
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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