Large Pillow and Pincushion Set
Stitch these two beautiful pillows designed for the Cross Stitcher to learn Beginner's Hardanger! The little roses are Cross Stitched with luscious silk flosses and the Hardanger is stitched with 2 different sizes of white Perle Cotton. The kit also includes buttons and sparkling metallic threads and antique white evenweave fabric with optional tea-dyeing instructions included.
Each of the five pieces is a manageable size, so you can more easily master the Hardanger stitches. The little pillow is meant to be stitched first, so you can learn the stitches without any cutwork.
Then you will learn to cut, withdraw threads, and work the needleweaving of each of the other four designs of the large pillow, progressing step-by-step with the basic but intricate cutwork designs.
Finishing instructions to create the two pillows, both small and large, are also included, but you will need to buy your own Finishing fabric. All stitch and finishing videos are available online so you can learn along with Thea! This design continues our new series of Home Study learning projects; including the “Gingerbread Retreat Cottage”, the “Tulip Terrace Sampler” pillow, Stitching Under the Oaks, Celebrate Sampler and Gingerbread Flower Shop”.
Buy your Student Kit and start learning with me today! -Thea
Your Student kit includes:
Leaflet - "Introduction to Hardanger" Leaflet with charts, instructions, diagrams and full colour finishing photos, showing how to stitch and finish both large and small pillows.
Accessory Pack with white #8 Perle Cotton, Gloriana Overdyed Green Silk, 3 Silk Flosses, Metallic Gold Braid, Champagne Flower Button.
Linen Pack - 5 pieces of 6" x 6" Antique White 25ct Lugana Evenweave,
Additional Materials Pack - #12 and #8 Perle Cottons - #White, #24 and #26 Tapestry Needles
Note: No Finishing Pack with cotton fabrics included in this Student Kit. Enjoy picking out your own cotton fabrics for your pillows!
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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