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Over the Pond is a good introduction to silk shading (long & short stitch) if you have have no prior experience, however some experience with general embroidery stitches is an advantage.
Lazy, late summer afternoons with the quiet buzz of insects filling the air and dragonflies dancing over a garden pond is what I was thinking of while stitching Over the Pond.
Bright and shiny dragonflies dance among cheerful buttercups in this circular design. Over the Pond is embroidered onto a pale sage green cotton using 13 shades of stranded silk. The glittering wings and cheerful buttercups are embroidered in silk shading (or long & short stitch), padded satin stitch in shades of bright turquoise is used for the dragonflies’ smooth and brightly coloured bodies and buttercup buds.
The size of the panel is perfect for a pillow and would make a spectacular tote bag or will look beautiful framed.
The detailed instructions and diagrams will help guide you step by step through the project however, you might find it helpful to have a stitch directory at hand – I always do. I hope you will get as much pleasure embroidering your Over the Pond as I did.
Happy Stitching, Anna
IN THIS KIT YOU WILL FIND:
* INSTRUCTION BOOKLET with detailed, step by step instructions and diagrams
* Pale sage green cotton, , 35cm (13″) square with the embroidery design marked, ready to stitch and fused backing
* Embroidery design printed, ready to stitch
* 12 shades of Au ver a Soie, stranded sil
* 1 variegated stranded silk
* Fine gold metallic thread
* 3 needles
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
* 25cm (10”) sturdy embroidery hoop, inner ring bound
* Embroidery scissors
This pattern is also available as a PDF download [LINK], with conversion to DMC stranded cotton – perfect if you wish to stitch using your own stash of threads or don’t want to stitch with silk.
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