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Shakespeare's Flowers: Sampler Three

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Not included. Instructions can be found in Book 9
Skill level:

This small stumpwork panel, the third in a series of three, features the Gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus, its padded base covered with detached buttonhole stitch and petals worked in Turkey knots, a Periwinkle, Vinca minor, with detached wired petals, Plums, Prunus domestica, embroidered and appliqued, and Barberries, Berberis vugaris, worked in padded satin stitch.  The panel is worked on ivory silk duchesse satin, and has a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

Kit Contents

This embroidery kit contains all materials required to work this project:

  • Ivory silk duchess satin, quilter's muslin, tracing paper, red felt, paper-backed fusible web, beads and coloured wires.
  • Threads – Soie d'Alger Silk, Madeira Silk, YLI Silk Stitch Silk, Sampler Threads from the Gentle Art Cotton, and DMC Stranded Cottons.

Equipment Required

You will need the following equipment:

  • A copy of Shakespeare's Flowers in Stumpwork, which contains all the diagrams and instructions
  • 25cm (10 in) embroidery hoop, slate frame or stretcher bars
  • Two 10 or 13cm (4 or 5 in) embroidery hoops
  • Needles:
    • Crewel/Embroidery sizes 5 - 10 Straw/Milliners sizes 3 - 9
    • Sharps size 11 or 12 Tapestry sizes 26 - 28
    • Sharp Yarn Darners sizes 14 - 18
  • Small sharp-pointed embroidery scissors
  • Fine blunt-nosed tweezers to shape wire
  • Small wire cutters or old scissors 13 mm (½ in)
  • Scotch Removable Magic Tape