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Valentine's Heart - Free Downloadable Pattern
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MATERIALS NEEDED

11 count white Aida

No 22 tapestry needle

DMC Article 117 Stranded Cotton:

  • 304 darkest shade, 
  • 3705 medium 
  • 3703 light.
  •  The lettering was worked in 963.

It is advisable to use three strands of DMC Article 117 Stranded Cotton to work the design.

Use the picture as a guide and fill the heart with stripes of colour or fill in the heart anyway you like.

Happy Valentine Day to you all from The Craft Gallery.

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Pansy Tray Cloth Kit
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A pretty cross-stitch pansy design framed with double cable stitch.

R198.00
Pansy and Butterflies - Beginners Cross Stitch Kits
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This design looks attractive on a card, and made up into a pin cushion or cover for needle book. Embroidery friends and family members will be delighted with a gift you have made yourself.
R103.90
Bless This House - Beginners Cross Stitch Kits
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design is suitable for a card, a small picture and to decorate the cover of a book. A handmade gift is always much appreciated. This kit is an ideal. This gift to encourage a beginner. See an example of a picture framed in an embroidery hoop.
R103.90
Ballerina  40 x 50 cm Collection D'Art 11569
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A graceful ballerina in white and grey tying her ballet shoe.
R446.00
Flowers in Basket - Beginners Cross Stitch Kits
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Reminiscent of Sampler motifs, this little gem has great appeal. Use as a pocket on a chatelaine, make it into a pincushion, cover for a needle book or on a very special card.
R106.90
I Love Cats Chatelaine Downloadable Tutorial
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This chatelaine is a project for 10 – 16 year olds.

In the course of making this chatelaine you will learn

  • how to assemble your basic chatelaine, 
  • attach bias binding using Slip Stitch,
  • work a cross stitch design from a chart, 
  • transfer a design on to a pocket, 
  • attach a sequin, 
  • how to do Blanket stitch on an edge,
  • Back stitch on Aida, 
  • make a needle case and embroider it with gingham embroidery, which is sometimes referred to as ‘chicken scratch’. 
R90.00
Friends Forever - Beginners Cross Stitch Kit
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Intended as a special gift for a special friend. Let your imagination fly as you decide to frame your work, make it into a special card, add it to the cover of an address book, birthday book or decorate an autograph book. You could also give the kit as a gift.
R105.00
Duck - Beginners Cross Stitch Kits
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This bright yellow duck looks very appealing on a strong colour card.

Use the design to welcome a new baby, a child’s birthday greeting or a little picture.

Beginner cross stitch kits make excellent gifts.

R105.00
Butterfly in Heart - Beginners Cross Stitch Kits
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Hearts and Butterflies go well together. This is a design for the girls. Make your worked piece into a card, needle case, book cover or heart sachet filled with fragrant pot pourri. A gift to delight.
R106.90
Little Lily Rag Doll - Downloadable Pattern and Instructions
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In spite of the many, dolls available commercially, the homemade rag doll has survived the ages and is gaining in popularity.The materials needed to make a rag doll are readily available and most handwork enthusiasts have plenty of suitable scraps to hand so this is a downloadable pattern with instructions and tips. The Little Lily Rag Doll is a little doll for little hands and has been loved and played with by toddlers and children a like - not to mention the adults who love to make clothes and toys for Little Lily to delight themselves and the children who love her.
R50.00
Pipe Frame
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This frame is supplied with clamps which grip fabric really well. Gecko is supplied which helps the clamps grip extra firmly keeping your work as tight as a drum. The grips are interchangeable and you can work on the top section for small pieces of work and the stand section for larger pieces. The stand can be flattened to make transport easier It is ideal for working on your lap or at a table. It is advisable to work with your strongest hand underneath the work and pass the needle through the work to the stronger hand. This means there are no unneccesary movements from hand to hand around the frame that can slow you down. It is very easy to turn the frame upside down in order to finish off threads. Remember to release your work from the frame when you are not working.

R550.00
R550.00
Havels Tatting Needle Set of 6
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A complete set of six tatting needles for use in a variety of needle tatting projects.

Match the thickness of the thread you choose to the tatting needle from your set.

R195.00
Erythrina - Coral Tree - Tray Cloth
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Erythrinas - commonly known as coral trees - are indigenous to South Africa. The flowers are a vibrant orange, the leaves a deep green and the dark brown, knobbly seed pods contain bright red seeds called lucky beans. Vyv has painted the Erythrina in a botanical style and because of the beautiful colouring it has been printed in colour on the cloth for you to embelish with free style embroidery stitches to add texture and your own creativity.

Attached to the tray cloth is a photograph of the completed embroidery showing the stitches Vyv used.

A list of the DMC article 117 Stranded Cotton colours used is also provided as a guideline.

Thread and Needles are NOT included.

R250.00
Tray and Hoop Frame
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The advantage of this frame is that it can be rested on a table or a lap. The tray is useful to accommodate scissors, exra needles and thread needed while working. The grip holds any size embrodery hoop leaving both hands free.

A tip for cross stitch worked with a stabbing stitch: work with your strongest hand underneath the work and pass the needle through the work to your weaker hand positioned above the work. The weaker hand makes the stitch passing the needle back through the work to the sronger hand. Repeat. This means there are no unnecessary movements from hand to hand around the frame that slows you down!

R967.00
Black Jack Tray Cloth
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If you live in South Africa and have walked through grass it is very likely that you have had to remove ‘Black Jack’ seeds from your clothing. While in the garden Vyv came across a well-developed specimen of this weed which should have been removed ages ago.  She picked stems of flowers, buds, leaves and seeds and photographed them and then used this as reference material to draw a black jack design for embroidering on a white tray cloth. It is a botanical style design with interesting shaped seeds to embroider.

Attached to the tray cloth is a photograph of the completed embroidery showing the stitches used.

A list of the DMC article 117 Stranded Cotton colours used is also provided

Thread and Needles are NOT included.

R250.00
White 001 Family Knit Double Knit: 6001
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This is available in a wide range of colours and some variegated shades as well.
R18.90
Coral 029 Family Knit Double Knit: 6001
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This is available in a wide range of colours and some variegated shades as well.
R18.90
Marron Brown 171 Family Knit Double Knit: 6001
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This is available in a wide range of colours and some variegated shades as well.
R18.90
Violet 064 Family Knit Double Knit: 6001
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This is available in a wide range of colours and some variegated shades as well.
R18.90
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