This charming sampler cottage features an alphabet roof
that supports a smoky mother of pearl button chimney with twisted cord smoke!
The roof lifts off to reveal storage for scissors, awl, and other needlework
tools. A tiny "trunk" pincushion rests inside -- complete with silk ribbon
straps. The interior is lined with Dupioni silk along with linen walls. The
stitching includes variegated silk threads of Gloriana's "Cottage Woods"
along with blending hues of green, blue, taupe and dusty rose. Stitches include
the four sided, satin, eyelet, over one, tied oblong, and half Rhodes. Learn
techniques to join non-counted fabric to linen and linen to linen -- all
from the outside of the project, along with information about the framework
of this cottage. Tips to make embellished, tight twisted cord that serves
a function as well as decorative purpose will be shared. Your treasured
needlework tools will love to call this Sampler Cottage Etui home!
All finishing materials included.
Technique: Counted Thread
Proficiency Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Design Size: 4-1/2" x 5"
Kit Fees/Contents: $125; Color copy of stitched project, a stitch
diary to follow for stitching with additional photo copies of each step,
charts, instructional text, all materials necessary to complete the project
-- 30-count linen, variegated silk floss Gloriana's Cottage Woods, solid
silk floss from Needlepoint Inc. Silk, DMC perle #12, templates, foundation
materials, interfacings, silk ribbon, buttons, Dupioni silk fabric.
Student Supplies: Usual sewing supplies, two (2) different color