St. Charles Trade Show - Three New Releases

 One of three, "Arc of White" is the newest release!   Size 193x192.  The model is worked on Zweigart's gorgeous hand-dyed Midnight Fantasy 36ct, with
Gentle Art Sampler Threads; DinkyDyes silk cross reference is provided.
This lovely  little beaded miniature spider 
from "Arc of White"  is a true arachnid work of art. 
It can be stitched  separately and placed in a 
tiny frame.  Give this striking and unique gift to your favorite nature lover. 
"Peek-A-Boo" size is 217 x 217.  Wichelt black linen 32 ct and DMC floss, sparkled up in Kreinik metallics (opt)
"Peek-A-Boo"-just in time for Halloween stitching.
A magical "Boo" rises in smoky vapors from the glowing innards of a fat Jack-o-Lantern, as two youngsters peer inside, awed by whatever surprise might be lurking there. From the star studded Little Dipper and smiling quarter moon, to a twining border of capricious pumpkins, this happy Halloween design will lead you on an adventure down memory lane. Details such as a whimsical bat, creepy spider webs, silvery stars, and sparkling fairy wand create a true piece of childhood memorabilia.

"Myrtle and Rose", size 211 x 292;
This design is worked on Weeks Dye Works 35ct Havana linen with Gloriana silk; Dinky-Dyes silk pack available.
  "Myrtle and Rose" is filled with detail and delicate, softening colors of a late fall morning. This piece will truly become your family heirloom.   This is an antique style sampler with embroidered charm;   Chart contains instructions to work the two types of Algerian Eyelet, Four-sided stitch, and Smyrna Cross. In addition there are sections of Black work, straight and back stitch.   Inset shows a close-up of the stitched detail in eyelet, satin and split stitch citrus motif  from the bottom center border of Myrtle and Rose.

 And please don't forget our earlier summer releases! 

 Three Cheers - shown right
"Three Cheers", size 99 x 72 is a fairly quick project with lots of sparkle  and pizzazz.  This design worked on Wichelt 32 ct linen, Sunshower, with Gentle Art cotton floss.  Chart includes a Dinky Dyes silk floss cross reference.  Mill Hill beads add the sparkle that makes one wonder if the next sound you hear will be Boom!

 Summer Duet
"Summer Duet", 316 x 185 is next in the Watermeadows Castle seasons series, is worked over one on Zweigart's cashel  28 ct white linen, using DMC floss.  This design can be stitched as a full sampler, or the young couple can be worked individually.  Design uses full stitches, French knots (3); MH red petite seed bead (1) and Kreinik gold cord.

                                 Good Morning
"Good Morning", a dainty 139x78 stitches, is chock full of cute posies and curious dragonflies, complete with sparkles, a perky picket fence and all sorts of bling and zing to make any recipient smile with delight.  Model is worked on classic Zweigart 36 ct white Edinburgh linen, stitching over 2 with 1 strand of floss, although this piece could be done over 1 thread of fabric.  Uses WDW floss,  Kreinik emerald braid plus tiny ginger and gold beads.