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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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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’.
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.
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.
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!
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.