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Syrian Pomegranate Tile

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Not included. Instructions can be found in Book 7.
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This ornate circular panel was inspired by a 17th century Syrian enamelled wall-tile.  Combining stumpwork, goldwork and surface embroidery techniques, this tile is worked on an ivory silk background with silks, gold metallic threads, beads and tiny spangles.  The design features a stylised pomegranate flower, purple iris, white pear flowers with detached petals 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, quilter's muslin, vliesofix, felt, gold leather and wires (33 gauge violet, mahogany and white). Assorted beads (includes 1 whole pack), gold pearls, sequins and 2 mm spangles (2% gold). Threads – Soie d'Alger silks (3 whole skeins), gold metallic threads, assorted silk, polyester and nylon threads. Equipment Required You will also require the following equipment, which is not included in the kit: 8" embroidery hoop, slate frame or stretcher bars 4" embroidery hoop Needles: Crewel/Embroidery size 10 Sharps or Straw/Milliners size 9 Sharps Beading size 13 Tapestry size 28 Sharp Yarn Darners sizes 14 - 18 Skill level