Hope your week is going well and that you are enjoying the warmer weather overseas – we are currently experiencing cold, rainy weather perfect for cosying up in a chair with stitching!
This week I am excited to introduce to you a new Shades Of Whitework design – Gentle Heart. The design is stitched using soft shades of pink and mint with white, ecru and taupe accents. The design size is approx 11,5 x 11,5cm (4,5 X 4,5 inches). It is stitched using DMC stranded cotton with a DMC floche in white.
The design is now available as a kit in the Etsy store. The kit includes beautiful 1300 wt Irish cambric linen with pre-printed outline, a full step by step colour booklet and needles. Threads not included but they are very easy to source in your country of origin. If you need white floche it is available in the Etsy store.
The good news for all you lovers of silk floss, is that I have teamed up with Silk Mill in France to incorporate their silk threads into the Shades Of Whitework designs. I have done intensive research into the various types of silk thread available and this one ticks all the boxes – in that it is colourfast, high quality, gorgeous, easy to use and has a fantastic array of 700 shades soon to be increased to 800 shades. Oh my goodness colour heaven! I hope in the future to be able to offer thread packs of silk with the kits but for the present you will find a substitute list from DMC to Silk Mill so that you have the option of using either cotton or silk in the design.
The silks creates a lovely contrast in texture with the matt finish of the Floche. Silk Mill threads can be purchased direct from their online shop in France. They ship worldwide and offer a wonderful personable customer service. Read all about it here.
I leave for the UK in 2 1/2 weeks time and whilst I am away the Etsy store will be closed for business till my return on 10th July. My apologies for the inconvenience but when I return there are some new ideas in the pipeline which I will share with you and also I will be able to report back on my class at the Royal School Of Needlework which is exciting!
Meantime, wherever you are in the world, remember “Embroidery forever, housework whenever!” Keep smiling and happy stitching! Trish