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Persian Peony Tile

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Not included. Instructions can be found in Book 7.
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This elegant panel was inspired by a 16th century Persian enamelled wall-tile.  Combining stumpwork, goldwork and surface embroidery techniques, this ogival tile is worked on an ivory silk background with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny spangles.  The design features a stylised peony flower, peony buds with detached petals, feathery cobalt knapweed and beaded prunus blossoms, and is enclosed by an ornate border worked in gold metallic threads and beads. Kit Contents This embroidery kit contains all materials required to work this project: Ivory silk dupion, calico, tracing paper, red cotton fabric, felt, vliesofix, thin card and wires (33 gauge red). Assorted beads (includes 1 whole pack) & 2 mm spangles (2% gold). Threads – Soie d'Alger silks (3 whole skeins), Cifonda Art Silk and DMC Stranded Cotton (whole skeins), gold metallic threads and assorted silk, polyester and nylon threads. Equipment Required You will also require the following equipment, which is not included in the kit: 10" embroidery hoop, slate frame or stretcher bars 4" embroidery hoop Needles: Crewel/Embroidery size 10 Sharps or Straw/Milliners size 9 Sharps size 12 Beading size 13 Sharp Yarn Darners sizes 14 - 18 Skill level