Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Stitching Stars Holiday Ornament

Stitching Stars Holiday Ornament 
Stitching Stars Holiday Ornament

Designed by: Tricia Wilson Nguyen of Thistle Threads for Redefined, Inc.
Skill Level: Beginner

Want an old-fashioned, quick-to-stitch project for the holidays? Tokens and Trifles™ sewing cards are truly elegance you can stitch. They are portable, easy to finish, and full of history. We are excited to feature a design using these fun cards on our web site.

Since 1820 perforated paper or Bristol Board has been a favorite among stitchers for its ease of use and limited requirements for project finishing. It was used extensively during the Victorian era and was especially popular for bookmarks, tokens of affection and small trifles sold at charity bazaars as well as being given as gifts. This style of finely perforated sewing card allowed for creative use by the stitcher and projects could be made up quickly and easily. It featured not only evenly spaced and easy-to-see holes for perfect stitching but a decorative border and a lovely finished edge for producing wonderful heirloom projects.

Tokens and Trifles™ are suitable for cross stitch, ribbon embroidery, and beading. Embroider in the 20-count perforated center and/or embellish the edge for an easy and fast project. Kreinik Very Fine #4 Braid works perfect on the cards. Perhaps you’ll fall in love with the possibilities like we did. Try this easy ornament to get started on a fun and different creative outlet for your stitching passion.

• Kreinik Very Fine #4 Braid 003, 002
• 1 set 2005 Kugels Tokens and Trifles™ sewing cards (needle is included)

The model was stitched on a 2005 Kugels style Tokens and Trifles™ sewing card with one strand of Kreinik Very Fine #4 Braid. Stitches are long stitches, which form eyelets. Follow the color key below and the main graph for stitch placement.

Symbol Kreinik Metallics Very Fine Braid #4
_______ 003 Red
||||||||||||||||| 002 Gold

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