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Needles and Scissors
An Altoids™ Tin Design

Decorating Altoid™ Tins is all the rage, and this sweet new Hardanger design will be perfect for the turquoise coloured lid of the“Wintergreen” flavored peppermints. Just stitch and mount on the lid of the tin, and you have an adorable little stitching ‘small’ that is pretty as well as practical. Also, this pattern can be used as a nametag, or little ornament.. get creative!

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Design area:
44h x 26w (3”x 1.75”)
Cut fabric: 28ct Zweigart Platinum Cashel: 6”x 5"

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MAIN CHART                              COPYRIGHT © THEA DUECK 2001

Hardanger_diagram.gif (10378 bytes)1. CROSS STITCH BORDER AND ROSES:
Following symbols on Main Chart, Cross Stitch border using one strand of Kreinik #4 Braid #102 Vatican Gold. Cross Stitch the rest using two strands of DMC Floss. Use 2 strands of DMC Floss #778 antique mauve vy light to work half cross stitches on sides by lettering.
With 1 strand of DMC white #8 Perle Cotton, work Kloster Blocks. Weave bars, and add a Dove’s Eye in every opening using 1 strand of DMC #12 white Perle Cotton.
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Work the four sided stitch using 1 strand of DMC #12 Perle Cotton white. The lettering is Backstitched using one strand of DMC Floss #3802 – deep antique mauve . Use the Alphabet chart provided to chart your own name or other words if you like!

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To finish off your Altoid™ Tin as shown in the sample, cut 1 piece of acid free matboard the same size as your stitched piece. Cut a rectangular piece of batting ½” smaller than matboard and glue in the center. Next let dry and trim the excess. Center the design over the padded matboard piece and pin in place. When you are satisfied that it is centered, trim the excess fabric to ½” and glue down with Tacky Brand Glue (gold bottle). Glue the matboard and design down onto the Altoid™ Tin and lay a towel and a few books on top to help it dry flat. Trim the design with ready-made cording, or make your own cording if desired. Enjoy using this little design to make a box for your needles, buttons, pins and scissors, or change the wording for any other use!

“Needles and Scissors" - An Altoids™ Tin Designe   ©Copyright 2001 Thea Dueck   The Victoria Sampler
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