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#154   "Gingerbread Needlework Shop"... 
Part seven of the Gingerbread Village Series!

This spicy Gingerbread Needlework Shop is the seventh addition to the Gingerbread Village. It is stitched on Gingerbread colored linen like the other pieces in the series and is dripping with white icing, and elegant roof details. I loved designing this building because I have fond memories of working in a needlework shop when I first started in the business. What fun it was to help my fellow stitchers find threads and patterns they liked! The best part was the classroom, and in this design you can see the classroom depicted right at the front of the shop. Richly decorated with Christmas buttons, this Gingerbread building is also a box! The roof is actually the lid to the box so you can take it off and find a large container for your needlework tools and scissors. Stitched with yummy overdyed silk flosses, Perle Cottons, sparkling beads delicious looking ‘candy’ buttons! Excellent finishing instructions and photos are included at the end of this leaflet.This year, place all six Christmas buildings on your mantle for the Holidays! You can also place them on your dining room table, or hall table to give you some extra Christmas cheer as you stitch your last minute ornaments. Look for more Gingerbread Village additions in future years!  Wishing all of you a very happy Christmas, with enough stitching to last you till New Year! -Thea



Suggested Gingerbread and Roof Fabric  LAYOUT

Store Front/Back                       Store Sides 1 & 2

Design area: 82w x 56h (5.9”w x 4”h)   Design area: 50w x 56h (3.6”w x 4”h)
Model: 28ct Gingerbread Cashel         Model: 28ct Gingerbread Cashel
Cut fabric: 2 pieces  X   9” x 7” for finish   Cut fabric: 2 pieces  X   7” x 7” for finish

Store Roof Lip x 2                    Store Roof Lip x 2
Design area: 84w x 14h (6”w x 1”h)      Design area: 52w x 14h (3.7”w x 1”h) 
Model: 28ct Gingerbread Cashel        Model: 28ct Antique Almond Cashel
Cut fabric: 2 pieces X  9” x 4” for finish                 Cut fabric: 7” x 4” for finish

Roof Front/Back                 Roof Sides x 2
Design area: 84w x 42h (6”w x 3”h)    Design area: 52w x 54h (3.7”w x 309”h)
Model: 28ct Dk Teal Green Cashel         Model: 28ct Dk Teal Green Cashel
Cut fabric: 2 pieces X 9” x 6” for finish     Cut fabric: 2 pieces X 7” x 7” for finish

(Note: Zweigart 28ct Dk Teal Green Cashel Linen is discontinued, but can be replaced by any other colour Cashel. Dk Teal Green matches DMC Floss #501 blue green dk).
            

  • #154P MAIN Accessory Pack
    (enough to stitch this long sampler)

    BUNDLE A
    Gloriana Florimell silk #135 “Bellagio” - multi
    Kreinik Mori #0553 - blue lt
    Kreinik Mori #0733 - beige
    Kreinik Mori #2063 - orange
    Kreinik Mori #3017 - red med lt
    Kreinik Mori #8050 - black
    Needlepoint Inc. #141 - flesh
    Needlepoint Inc. #294 - green med
    Needlepoint Inc. #455 - purple

    BUNDLE B

    Gloriana silk #087 “Forest” - greens med lt
    Kreinik Mori #4044 - turquoise
    Kreinik Mori #4077 - green dk
    Kreinik Mori #5014 - blue dk
    Kreinik Mori #8055 - grey
    Needlepoint Inc. #304 - brown
    Needlepoint Inc. #473 - yellow
    Needlepoint Inc. #504 - red med dk
    Needlepoint Inc. #572 - melon

    BUNDLE C

    Specialty seed bead #101 - mixed colours
    SJ Designs 3.4 drop beads #58 - gold
    Specialty button - Large Star - yellow
    Specialty button - Small Flower - red
    Specialty button - Small Star - red
    Specialty button - Tiny Round - white
    Specialty button - Micro Mini Round - red
    Specialty charm - Bell - antique gold
    Specialty charm - Scissor - antique gold

    BUNDLE D

    Specialty button - Snowman red scarf
    Specialty button - Snowman green scarf
    Specialty buttons - Holly
    Specialty button - Green Box Red Bow
    Specialty button - Green Box Gold Bow
    Specialty button - Tall Red Box Green Bow

    #154WFP White Silk Floss Pack
    Contains Kreinik Mori #8000 - white - enough silk floss to stitch NWShop.  

    Extra Materials Needed:
  • Evenweave Fabric - Gingerbread 28ct Cashel Linen
  • DMC #8 and #12 Perle Cotton - white (Not in Accessory Packs)
  • Tapestry and Beading Needles

Sorting The Threads in your Accessory Pack: 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. Each floss has a different number of strands in each thread length. This helps you differentiate the different colours in your pack. Needlepoint Inc. silk floss has 8 strands per length The Kreinik Mori has 6 strands per length The Gloriana Overdyed Silk has 12 thin strands per length.  FYI: some colours have been divided into two lengths. This can happen if a colour requires partial yardage. ie. Our kitmaker might include one 1 yard length and one 0.5 yard length, so don't be surprised if one colour has more than one length of thread. We hope this extra information will help you sort your threads more easily!


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