The colours and design of this small square tile were inspired by the 16th century ceramics from Iznik, the centre of pottery production in Ottoman Turkey. Worked in characteristic cobalt blue and turquoise, this panel features the carnations from the Turkish Tulip Tile, and is worked on an ivory satin background with cottons, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny spangles. The tile may be framed or made into the lid of a box. Kit Contents This embroidery kit contains all materials required to work this project: Ivory duchess satin, quilter's muslin, tracing paper, felt and vliesofix. Assorted beads (includes 1 whole pack) & 2 mm spangles (2% gold). Threads – DMC Perle 3 and Stranded Cottons (includes 2 whole skeins), gold metallic threads, Stef Francis Viscose Gimp, silk and nylon threads. Equipment Required You will also require the following equipment, which is not included in the kit: 6" embroidery hoop Needles: Crewel/Embroidery size 10 Sharps or Straw/Milliners size 9 Sharps size 12 Tapestry size 28 Sharp Yarn Darners sizes 14 - 18 Skill level
I am itching to stitch this beautiful tile. The kit arrived promptly and in good order. Having just done a class with Jane in Victoria, it has reawakened me to her beautiful designs in her books.
I did find the techniques a bit challenging at times, perhaps because I haven't done this sort of embroidery before. Even though my finished article is far from perfect, the overall effect is stunning. Would make a great gift or special article to keep. I have ordered another kit to try and improve my technique and for a special gift for someone.