Description: This design was inspired by the copper ornament shown on the first page of the text. I have always loved hearts and this pair was ideal for creating an elegant rectangular box with double borders. The two hearts are the main focal point and are filled with unusual composite patterns (Ann’s specialty!). Both shapes have several decorative tendrils in red Facets metallic and fluffy silk chenille outlines. The borders are composed of couched rows of Very Velvet and Sparkle Rays (in different weights since the diamond outlines are slightly narrower). The triangular corner areas are filled with an unusual open pattern of mirrored hearts, and the background area around the hearts has a blackwork pattern with repeated horizontal motifs that reinforce the elongated diamond shape. All of the stitch treatments feature some gold metallic accents as well.
Kit Materials: 14" X 12" Zweigart 24-count white Congress cloth Anchor #8 pearl cotton, #47 red, 1 ball DMC #12 pearl cotton, #321 red, 3 yards (basting of tendril scrolls) Kreinik #8 braided metallic: 1 reel #235 red embers (red, black and gold blend) Rainbow Gallery Splendor: 2 yards S820 ruby red Rainbow Gallery Petite Very Velvet, V612 cherry red, 1 card Rainbow Gallery Very Velvet, V212 cherry red, 2 yards Rainbow Gallery Petite Sparkle Rays, ½ card PS29 Christmas red Rainbow Gallery Sparkle Rays: 1/3 card SR29 Christmas red Rainbow Gallery Subtlety #12 silk pearl: 1 card #Y801 black Coronet Braid: 2 reels #8 braid, #81B gold 2 reels #4 braid, #41B gold Impressions: 1 skein #164 black Access Commodities Au Ver a Soie Chenille a Broder: #SCH0945 grenat red, 1 yard Kreinik Facets - 24" length Silk sewing thread, 3 yards red Needles: Tapestry #20, #22, #24 and #26 and #8 crewel
Technique: Mixed Media Canvas - Level: Intermediate and Beyond Ground: 24-ct Zweigart White Congress cloth Finished Size: 9 1/8" x 7" Worked on an 14" x 12" Frame Price: Complete Kit (many partial amounts) $115.00