Poinsettia Tuffet: This design is taken from the “Christmas Gazebo” Sampler. Luscious poinsettias are stitched with rich and deeply shaded overdyed silk ribbons. Elegant Hardanger includes Dove’s Eyes, and Partial Greek Crosses and gives structure to the floral motifs. This ornament doubles as a pincushion ‘tuffet’ adding that special touch beside your holiday stitching chair! Easy to finish, and fun to make, stitch a few of these ornaments for your stitching friends this Christmas!
Tudor Christmas Tassel: Hang it beautifully on your tree! Three stitched sides are sewn together easily and quickly, and you can even find some gorgeous beads to add sparkle and ‘bling’ to this unique shape. Each side has a wonderful Tudor motif using overdyed silk threads and metallic gold, and at the bottom there is a lacy Hardanger fringe - exquisite!
Poinsettia Tuffet Ornament
Tudor Tassel Ornament
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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. Each floss has a different number of strands in each thread length. This helps you differentiate the different colours in your pack. Needlepoint Inc. silk floss has 8 strands per length The Kreinik Mori has 6 strands per length The Gloriana Overdyed Silk has 12 thin strands per length. Dinky Dyes has 6 strands per length. FYI: We noticed that some colours have been divided into two lengths. This can happen if a colour requires 1.5 yards. Our kitmaker might include one 1 yard length and one 0.5 yard length, so don't get confused if one colour has more than one length of thread. We hope this extra information will help you sort your threads more easily!