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#049 "Christmas Cardinal Stocking" Sampler!

Christmas Cardinal Stocking Sampler

Design area for Sampler 154w x 243h
(11" Wide x 17.35" High)

Model: 28ct Amsterdam
Blue Cashel Linen:
(Cut fabric: 16" wide x 22.5" long
for stocking)

I'm delighted to present you with my very first Christmas Stocking! The cardinal bird theme for this stocking has been with me since childhood. The beautiful red cardinal is a familiar theme, and never fails to fill me with nostalgia. My mother used to draw these sweet birds on paper, and decorate our Christmas gifts with them. This keepsake heirloom stocking is stitched with a plethora of silk flosses, gold metallic and glittering beads on rich Amsterdam Blue linen. A number of specialty stitches enhance the elegant Hardanger areas in this design. There is also a separate Hardanger cuff design at the back of the leaflet. It can be stitched and used to add a cuff to any ready-made or home- made stocking using your choice of a luxury fabric like moire, velvet or plaid taffeta! Designing this stocking was so much fun that I created several more items using the cardinal theme. A leaflet featuring the Christmas Cardinal Sampler and Cardinal Sugar-Plum ornament compliment this stocking beautifully! There is a small matching ornament in the 2004 Christmas Ornament issue of Just Cross Stitch as well. Showcase your Hardanger talents by stitching this stocking and hanging it by your fire this coming Christmas! - Thea



Christmas Cardinal Stocking Cuff

For a beautiful effect, work this separate stocking cuff on cream linen.

(model shown right)
Design area for Cuff 198w x 62h (14.15" Wide x 4.5" High) Model: 28ct Cream Cashel Linen: (Cut fabric: 20" wide x 8" long for stocking cuff)




#049P Christmas Cardinal Stocking Accessory Pack - #1

  • Kreinik #4 Braid #002 - metallic gold
  • Kreinik Mori #0103 - pink lt (light rose pink colour)
  • Kreinik Mori #0304 - salmon (light peach coral colour)
  • Kreinik Mori #1113 - orange red (med coral-red colour)
  • Kreinik Mori #1114 - red lt (medium red colour)
  • Kreinik Mori #1117 - red (dark red colour)
  • Kreinik Mori #1117- red (French Knot - dark red colour)
  • Kreinik Mori #4044 - teal med
  • Kreinik Mori #4046 - teal dk
  • Kreinik Mori #7014 - golden brown lt
  • Kreinik Mori #7124 - antique white (cream colour)
  • Kreinik Mori #8050 - black
  • Access AVA Soie #3412 -beaver grey lt (lightest brown)
  • Access AVA Soie #3341 -beige brown med (med brown)
  • Access AVA Soie #3843 -ash grey vy dk (darkest brown)
  • Access AVASoie #4624 - red dk (very darkest red)
  • Access Soie Perlee #creme - cream (twisted thread)
  • Needlepoint Inc #974 - brown dk ( brown)
  • Mill Hill Seed Bead #3007 - teal

#SPCREME Christmas Cardinal Stocking Accessory Pack #2
(enough to stitch the stocking)

  • Access Soie Perlee Crème - cream

Extra Materials Needed:

  • Evenweave Fabric - Zweigart 28ct Amsterdam Blue Cashel Linen or other choice
  • Access Soie Perlee Crème - cream (or DMC Perle Cotton #8 ecru)
  • DMC #12 Perle Cotton - ecru (thinnest twisted thread)

Stitches used in this Sampler:

  • Satin Stitch
  • Cross Stitch
  • Four-Sided Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • French Knot
  • Kloster Blocks
  • Blanket Stitch
  • Woven Bars
  • Dove's Eye
  • Straight Stitch
  • Modified Smyrna Cross
  • Star Stitch
  • Smyrna Cross
  • Herringbone
  • Double Leviathan Stitch
  • Upright Cross Stitch
  • Double Running
  • Rhodes Heart
  • Beadwork
  • Modified Fan Stitch
  • Smyrna Rice Stitch
  • Algerian Eyelets
  • Divided Wrap Bars
  • Greek Cross
  • Diamond Eyelets


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