The first two miniature kits are finally here! Hopefully in time for any Christmas projects you may have in mind or to put in that special someone’s Christmas stocking.
Both designs were reproduced from an antique Victorian gift booklet by Charlotte Murray and are no bigger than 6 x 7cm (2.4 x 2.6 inches). It has been a joy to stitch these little designs, what do you think of the cute vintage style packaging? My daughter who is a graphic designer helped me create the covers – we had such fun reproducing the Victorian embellishments. Taking into consideration all the feedback on fabric I decided on a Southern Belle Muslin with 200 thread count – it is wonderful to stitch on as allows for very precise placement of stitches, but I recommend that you use a backing fabric for extra firm support which is included in the kit. This fine cotton fabric allows the user more flexibility with the final use such as embroidery items, quilting etc, some suggestions for making up your finished item are included in the booklet.
The new instruction booklets now include a stitch diagram showing the exact placement of colours for each aspect and clear step by step instructions for each step. The thread list includes substitutes for both Anchor & DMC stranded cotton so it will be easy for you to obtain the relevant threads.
The kits are available from the new ETSY SHOP here. I would love to have your feedback on the new designs. Next week I hope to be able to give you some info on the new Colour Schemes booklet which is very much in the pipeline with friends stitching up motifs using the schemes to test them out, in the meantime wherever you are have a wonderful weekend and many happy stitching hours. Trish