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Christmas Gazebo Sampler Leaflet - Part Five of the Gazebo Series

Designer Thea Dueck describes this sampler beautifully:

“My Christmas Garden is a joy
With holly green and crimson red.
Snow like frosting on each bough,
And heavenly singing overhead.”

An elegant wrought iron Gazebo nestling in crisp white snow shows off the gorgeous silk Poinsettias beautifully! My little verse can be changed so that the first phrase reads:“My Winter Garden” if you don’t want to emphasize Christmas. I used some delicious overdyed silk ribbon and flosses, as well as a variety of richly coloured silk floss for the stitching. I then added lustrous pearls, seed beads, sequins, silk ribbons and sparkling metallics for this new Christmas Gazebo sampler. Adorable little red cardinals frolic all through this sampler, adding joy and happiness to the quiet gentle scene. You will learn how to work the following stitches, including the Herringbone, Honeycomb Hemstitch, simple silk ribbon, Rhodes Heart, Diamond Eyelet, Plait Stitch, Smyrna Crosses, and various filling stitches for the Hardanger area which forms the lower band. This sampler is worked on different fabric than Silk Wysteria, Gazebo Roses, Sweet Pea, and Bougainvillea samplers, although all of the Gazebo Samplers are a similar concept and size. Enjoy stitching this exquisite gazebo sampler to give away, or keep for yourself this Christmas! This leaflet is dedicated to the gardener at Christmas! May you always keep a garden in your heart. - Thea

  • Design area: 245h x 64w (17.5” high x 4.5” wide)
  • Model: 28ct Cashel Linen - Smokey Pearl 
  • Cut fabric: 24" high X 11" wide

Suggested Materials 

  • Trebizond TRA125 white (1 spool)
  • Gloriana silk #045 “Lacquered Gold” - multi gold
  • Caron Waterlilies #121 “Evergreen” - multi blue greens
  • Kreinik Cable #002P - metallic gold
  • Kreinik Mori #8000 - white
  • Access Au ver a Soie #3426 - pine green dk
  • Needlepoint Inc. #0322 - grey blue lt
  • Needlepoint Inc. #0972 - tan
  • Caron Waterlilies #045 “Flame” - multi red purple
  • Access Soie 100/3 #004 - grey teal ul lt
  • Access Au ver a Soie #noir - black
  • Access Au ver a Soie #2126 - green med
  • Needlepoint Inc. #0925 - grey blue dk
  • Needlepoint Inc. #0974 - brown dk
  • YLI 4mm silk ribbon #129 - red
  • Island Fibres 4mm silk ribbon #30424 - multi
  • SJ Designs 2mm pearl beads - white
  • SJ Designs seed beads #1199 - iridescent wine
  • Mill Hill petite beads #40557 - gold
  • Sequins Stars - gold
  • Zweigart 28ct Cashel Linen - Smoky Pearl 
  • DMC #12 Perle Cotton - white 
  • #24 Tapestry Needle
  • #10 short Beading Needle

Stitches used in this Sampler:

  • Cross Stitch
  • Cross Stitch over ONE fabric thread
  • Backstitch
  • Straight Stitch
  • Lazy Daisy
  • Beadwork
  • French Knots
  • Colonial Knots
  • Bargello
  • Three Sided Stitch
  • Couching
  • Diamond Eyelets
  • Smyrna Cross
  • Honeycomb Hemstitch
  • Plait Stitch
  • Herringbone Stitch
  • Klosters
  • Woven Bars
  • Dove's Eyes
  • Partial Greek Cross
  • Japanese Ribbon Stitch
  • Rhodes Heart

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    • 541-889-6215
    • 222 South Oregon St.
      Ontario, Oregon 97914
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