Thursday Night Special
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|