October 2014 Online Needlework Show is Showing Off!

Three new Tempting Tangles designs will appear by the third week of October!  The winter tea design is one that I know many of you have been anticipating -"Golden Quince" will join the tea and coffee series we began at the end of 2013,   Next in line is, "Wild Goose". a playful design with a colorful sense of humor.. Finally, the very long-awaited "Longfellow's Round Tower", inspired by the classic poem, H. W. Longfellow's,  The Children's Hour.
"Longfellow's Round Tower"
A medieval castle of delights for the adventurous stitcher

Design Size 223x 277
Suggested Fabric: 32 ct antique white Jobelan (Wichelt #862101)
Finished size on 32 ct over  2 = 14”w x 17-1/2” h
DMC cotton floss (27 colors)
Full crosses, straight/back stitch, fractional stitches as well as specialty stitches
which are: Quodlibet, Florentine, Rhodes Heart, Algerian Eye, Closed Chevron, Four-Sided, Border Flower, and Queen Stitch.
³ Specialty Stitch Instructions Included as always  ³
"Golden Quince" 
#5 in the tea/coffee series 

See the others HERE!

Design size: 100 x 100:
Suggested Fabric: 32 ct white Jobelan evenweave (Wichelt # 8620)
Finished size on 32 ct over 2 =  6 ¼” square. 
Dinky Dyes silk floss
Embellished with Mill Hill beads
Glass seed beads- Old Gold /00557 (51)
Antique glass beads- Rich red /03049 (30)
Petite Glass beads- Rainbow /40374 (47)
Full crosses, straight and back stitch, Sofia Stitch; Four Sided stitch.

Specialty Stitch 
Instructions always included
 "Wild Goose" 

a playful rainbow of colors in plain cross stitch for the cutest little finish you have ever seen!

 Design size: 140 x 140;
Suggested fabric: 32 ct Wichelt Jobelan “Summer Sky” #862-504 
Finished size: over 2 on 32 ct = 8 ¾” square
Dinky Dyes silk floss
Full crosses, Back/straight stitch
1 bead MH Petite seed bead, 42011 Victorian Gold


St Charles Trade Show releases - 2014

The time has arrived for me to reveal the new releases for the St Charles, MO - opening show this week.   As you know, it will take a little bit before these are in shops, but they are moving along in the process. I do hope you will enjoy them all.  We have two full size designs and five ornaments ranging from simple to complex should keep you busy!

Galactic Galliard, Harvest Brew (the autumn tea design), plus 5 ornament size smalls:

Jack Arachnid, Naughty or Nice Santa, Punkin Play, Scarecrow Sam’s Jack-O-Lantern, Star of the Magi.

Galactic Galliard 
(translates as dance of the planets) - size 253 x 253.  
Fabric is Zweigart hand - dyed 40ct  Mississippi Blue linen #3348/565 over 2 with 1 strand Weeks Dye Works cotton floss. Finished size on 40 ct over 2 = 12 2/3” sq.  This design must be worked over 2 threads of fabric.
Specialty Stitches include two types of Algerian eye, fan stitch, satin stitch, French Knot, back and straight stitch. 

Jack Arachnid - 59w x 69h; Work over 2 on Wichelt’s 32 ct linen 'Sunshower' #65-290; over 2 threads with 2 strands of Dinky Dyes floss.  This design can be worked over 1 thread of fabric. 

 Harvest Brew 
- size 100x100

Finished size on 32 ct over 2 threads of fabric is 6 ¼” square.   Model uses Dinky Dyes silk with 2 strands on 32 ct antique white Jobelan even weave (Wichelt # 862101) This design contains full crosses worked over 2 threads of fabric. Also straight, back stitch, and stem stitch.
This chart is part of a series of seasonal coffee and tea designs
Scarecrow Sam's Jack-O-Lantern 
Size 83 x 83; Work over 2 on line - Wichelt’s 32 ct ”Sunshower” #65290; Finished size 5 ¼” square with 2 strands Classic Colorworks cotton floss; 
 Naughty or Nice Santa -  59w x 69h; Finished Size: 3-7/8”w X 4 ½”h.  Model was worked over 2 threads on Wichelt 32 ct linen # 65-290 “Sunshower” with 2 strands of Dinky Dyes silk floss.  Ghiordes knot is used on beard /cuffs.  Suggested that this design is best when stitched over 2 on 32-36 count fabric
Design contains one French knot for Santa’s mouth and gold beads for buttons. 
Star of the Magi: 54w x 54h
Model worked on Weeks Dye Works linen, 30 count, #2111 Sky with  Gloriana and Florimell silk floss. Finished size over 2 with 2 strands floss =3 2/3” square. Design should be worked over 2 threads of fabric.  

Punkin Play - 68w x 63h; Work on Weeks Dye Works Guacamole linen, 35 count, #1193 over 2 threads with 2 strands of Gloriana silk floss. Finished size is 4 x 3 ¾”.  Note: Due to the beading and dainty kitten face detail, we suggest that this design looks best if worked over 2 on 36-40 count fabric/using 2 strands of floss. 

Stitcher's Gift released mid June2014

Here is a little news for today - we are Introducing "Stitcher's Gift", a sweet little design coming out in various shops this week. 

This newest is such an easy stitch and full of pretty sparkles to make it extra special.  The design is a mere 82 x 82, worked on Pink Whisper Belfast with Dinky Dyes silk. The sparkles comes from Kreinik Moonstone braid and lots of silvery, icy MH petite glass seed beads. This design works up to a dainty 5" square. 

What a perfect, special gift for friends and loved ones alike!