Large Pillow and small Pincushion Stitch this beautiful large Pillow with matching Pincushion designed as a beginner’s Hardanger lesson! The little roses are Cross Stitched with luscious silk flosses and the Hardanger is stitched with 2 different sizes of white Perle Cotton. The models are stitched on both white and (optional) hand tea-dyed linen, and we’ve used some special sparkling metallic threads, buttons and silks for the embroidery. Each of the five squares is a manageable size, so you can more easily master Hardanger. The little Pincushion is meant to be stitched first, so you can learn the Kloster Block stitching without having to worry about cutting fabric threads.
When you stitch the big pillow, you will learn to cut, withdraw threads, and work the needleweaving of each of the other four squares, progressing step-by-step as you go. Finishing instructions to create the two pillows, both small and large, are also included. Start learning today! -Thea
- Design area for each square: 38w x 38h (3”w x 3”h)
- Model: 25ct Antique White Linen (optional tea dyeing instructions included)
- Cut fabric: 6” x 6” for finishing (cut 5 pieces of linen for Large Pillow and Pincushion)
- Gloriana silk #087 “Forest” - greens
- Kreinik #4 Braid #002 - metallic gold
- Needlepoint Inc. #753 - rose lt
- Needlepoint Inc. #754 - rose med
- Needlepoint Inc. #755 - rose dk
- Specialty Button - Flower - champagne
- Needles #10 short beading
- Needles #24 and #26 Tapestry Needle
- DMC #8 Perle Cotton - #white
- DMC #12 Perle Cotton - #white
Stitches Used in this Sampler:
- Cross Stitch
- Petit Cross Stitch
- Satin Stitched Tulip
- Kloster Blocks
- Woven Bars
- Dove's Eyelets
- Wrapped Bars
- Divided Wrapped Bars
- Square Filets
- French Knots
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. Different silk flosses are made of a different number of strands. This helps you differentiate the different colours in your pack. Needlepoint Inc. silk floss has 8 strands per length. The Gloriana Overdyed Silk has 12 thin strands per length. The metallic gold braid needs to be used as-is. The Perle Cottons are used right off the ball. Make sure you thread your needle with the end that comes off the ball so the twist goes the right way, and you avoid knots.
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!
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