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These seven designs resulted from an experiment in December, 1989. Carolyn Hook, of It's A Crewel World in Salem, Massachusetts, asked her Thursday night needlework class to create some original ornaments using Watercolours. Each person in the class was given a skein of Watercolours, a piece of 18-count mono canvas, and needles; metallic threads were optionally available. Several stitch books were placed on the table. The creativity abounded, resulting in the seven ornaments in this booklet.

Suggested Retail Price: $5.00

Each ornament uses a 6" square of 18-count mono canvas, about 1/2 skein of Watercolours, and several yards of Kreinik #16 braid. Jessica's Diamond uses almost an entire 10 meter reel of Kreinik. With the exception of Jessica's Diamond, any of the ornaments could be worked entirely in Watercolours. I personally like to use metallic in Christmas ornaments to give the tree lights a reflective surface. You will need #22 or #24 tapestry needles. Although you may hold the canvas in your hand, I find it easier to stitch if the canvas has been mounted on stretcher strips.

If not available at your local shop, this design may be ordered from The Edwardian Needle.

Ornament Colors Used in Model
Jessica's Diamond Blueberry Watercolours 9294 Kreinik #16 Braid
Holiday Squares Blueberry Watercolours 001 Kreinik #16 Braid
Stained Glass Deep Sunset Watercolours 012 Kreinik #16 Braid
Square Maze Blueberry Watercolours 001 Kreinik #16 Braid
Shining Noel Flame Watercolours 001 Kreinik #16 Braid
Festive Sparkle Tropic Seas Watercolours 001 Kreinik #16 Braid
Mary Christmas Fuchsia Watercolours 102 Kreinik #16 Braid

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Last modified: September 03, 2003