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Tea and Stitches

Exclusive Cyberclass

Box Design Area: 94w x 66h (6.7” wide x 4.7” high)
Box Model: 28ct Confederate Grey Cashel Linen:
(Cut fabric: 12”w x 8”h for finishing using a whitewashed Sudberry box)

All stitching materials for all four pieces are included in your student kit.
(box, pink moire fabric, stuffing and finishing cording not included!)

Enjoy taking this online Needlework Cyberclass! There are careful detailed instructions, photographs, and diagrams that are easily printed for your convenience. To give you a total class experience, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and write comments in a special "Tea and Stitches " discussion group online!

A box top that is chock full of whitework stitches. Originally designed for a Victoria Stitching Holiday, you can use the provided alphabet to adjust ALL of the lettering!

Wendy Causer from Engand, our VS teacher and VS CyberAngel, with the help of Marietta our other CyberAngel, will teach this Cyberclass!

Details: This sampler can be finished as a needlework box top, but can also be framed and hung on a wall, or turned into a pillow top! There are 14 quite separate whitework areas surrounding the center Cross Stitched area, each of which are easy to learn for an intermediate Hardanger student. The four corners consist of four different needlewoven centers, and each one of them will give you a wonderful introduction to the more challenging types of stitches in Hardanger. The other ‘squares’ contain various forms of simple pulled thread work or drawn thread work, and makes this box top particularly interesting to display when you’ve finished! In the center is a stitcher waiting for a friend to have tea and perhaps stitch in the garden with her. A typical Victorian mansion is shown at right, and a lamp post with hanging baskets and a blooming cherry tree typify a Victorian spring beside the garden walkway. I’ve also designed three stitching accesories, all taken from parts of the box top, and these were beautifully stitched by one of our VS Stitchers, Linda Nelson. Our Lisa has done a wonderful job with the finishing, and has not only inserted this design inside the box top, but also finished the inside of the box with a pink moire, and finished all the stitching accessories as well. All in all, this is such a lovely stitching box, you might find room for a few of your other stitching treasures! Hope you enjoy this class, and that you learn lots while enjoying old and new friends online! :) - Thea

Sorting The Threads in the Student Kit.

Remember to sort in daylight near a window, not under artificial light indoors.. as the colours change with the colour of the lightbulbs we use. B elow I have listed how many yards of each colour are in your pack.

DMC Perle #8 Cotton #white - 18 yds
DMC Perle #12 Cotton #white - 28 yds
Caron Waterlilies #031 "Rose Quartz" - 1.5 yds
Access Au ver a Soie/Soie D'Alger #4624 - 1 yd
Access Au ver a Soie/Soie D'Alger #4644 - 1 yd
Access Au ver a Soie/Soie D'Alger #3341 - 1 yd
Access Au ver a Soie/Soie D'Alger #3846 - 1.5 yds
Kreinik Mori #0113 - 0.5 yd
Kreinik Mori #0553 - 1 yd
Kreinik Mori #0923 - 0.5 yd
Kreinik Mori #1092 - 3 yds
Kreinik Mori #1205 - 0.5 yds
Kreinik Mori #4077 - 1.5 yds
Kreinik Mori #7014 - 1 yd
Kreinik Mori #7124 - 1 yd
Kreinik Mori #8084 - 1 yd
Kreinik Mori #8000 - 2 yds
Needlepoint Inc. #0641 - 1 yd
Needlepoint Inc. #0642 - 1 yd
Needlepoint Inc. #0923 - 1.5 yds
Needlepoint Inc. #0964 - 1.5 yds
SJ Designs size 11 #005 white - at least 20

Below you'll see the strands in each of the different silk flosses. Each floss has a different number of strands in each thread length. This helps you differentiate the different colours in your pack.

The Needlepoint Inc has 8 strands per length
The AVASoie has 7 strands per length
The Kreinik Mori has 6 strands per length
The Caron Waterlilies has 12 thin strands per length

FYII opened a pack myself, and noticed that some colours have been divided into two lengths. For instance, one of the browns requires 1.5 yards. Our kitmaker included one 1 yard length and one 0.5 yard lengths, so don't get confused if one colour has more than one length of thread.  Hope this helps our students in class!

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Level - Intermediate - Advanced (should be familiar with working on even weave linen, and with Hardanger and Drawn Thread Basics)

Installments - 4 installments - 4 weeks. Each week's installment will be posted to the website. The instructions will remain there to be accessed (and printed out) at any time, for the duration of the class. Remember that you do not have to 'keep up' with the stitching progress of this Cyberclass.

Entry Instructions - You can verify your registration, by checking “My Cyberclasses” under Cyberclasses in the main menu. After the start date of your Cyberclass you can also enter your Cyberclass from this same page:

  1. Go to our website at: Pass your cursor over the Cyberclasses menu item. Click on the link for "My Cyberclasses” and enter your user name and password to Log in.

  2. You should see the details of your own Cyberclasses displayed for you! Note the Start and End Dates and Times. You will only be able to activate the entry link after the start date. Then use the active link to enter.

The Student Kits, including chart, instructions, and all materials
will be shipped approximately one month before Class starts.
Please allow approx. 1-3 weeks delivery.

Other Supplies you may need:

It is suggested that you mount your linen on a set of roller frames, Q-snaps, a lap frame or standing frame. You will need to buy roller bars that are at least 1" wider than the width of your cut material! Other tools include a set of sharp scissors with fine blades suitable for Hardanger and Hemstitching, extra #24 and #22 tapestry needles, beading needles. Support your local shops by buying from them!

*Class Fee includes:

  • online step by step instructions and how-to's
  • hints, trick, and other in depth needlework knowledge
  • detailed photographs and illustrations
  • chart, printed instructions, all stitching materials for 4 pieces
  • access to Thea's Class Specific Bulletin Board for questions
  • online help with real CyberAngels!
  • membership to the exclusive VS Graduates' discussion group

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