Heart of the Needle


12 page softcover booklet with charts, plus stitch diagrams and closeup color photos of details for these counted thread needlepoint projects. Three quick-to-stitch lacy designs are worked with DMC perle coton, floss, DMC metallic and Kreinik metallic braids with accents of tiny hex-cut beads, golden Heirloom beads, round and pear-shaped pearls.
All three projects were stitched on Victorian Red #18 canvas but 19-count linen could be used instead.  Suggestions for other canvas and metallic color combinations are included. These designs are shown mounted in Sudberry boxes and pincushions.
An embellishment pack containing beads and pearls to work any or all three designs is also available. The Materials List is offered below.


Materials List (one of each item will be enough to complete all three designs)
Ecru DMC Perle Coton size 5
Ecru DMC Perle Coton size 8
061 Ruby Kreinik Fine (#8) Braid
002 Gold Kreinik Fine (#8) Braid (not used for the rectangular box)
223 Rose DMC Floss (or Anchor 895)
Creme 2mm SJ Designs Pearls
#557 Gold SJ Designs Heirloom beads
#1806H Creme SJ Designs size 14/0 hex-cut glass seed beads (not used for the pincushion)
3x6mm Creme SJ Designs Pear-shaped Pearls (used only for the rectangular box, 5 pearls are needed)
Zweigart Victorian Red #18 deluxe mono canvas, cut 6 by 6 inches (15 by 15cm) for the pincushion, 8 by 8 inches (20 by 20cm) for the square box or 6 by 12 inches (15 by 30cm) for the rectangular box.