KIT OF THE MONTH

The kit of the month special for January 2015 is the Blackwork Lovebirds - What You Looking At? kit reduced by $8.00 Canadian Dollars. The blackwork lovebirds kit makes a great companion piece for the Blackwork Lovebirds - Just the Two of Us design that I run as the blackwork on-line class. For other Blackwork designs please visti the Blackwork page of my website, Tanja.

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All of my embroidery kits come with free on going critique and free email correspondence incase you have any questions about the kit you are working on. Each kit comes with detailed instructions and diagrams.

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Blackwork Love Birds

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BLACKWORK LOVE BIRDS

What you Looking at? Kit of the Month

The blackwork love birds are for all levels of embroiderers.

The love birds are worked in blackwork patterns on a counted fabric using black DMC embroidery cotton, black YLI silk thread, red Au Ver a Soie silk thread and Kreinik Metallic #4 Braids.

Working the embroidery: The blackwork embroidery is worked within a tacked outline of the design with a variety of different blackwork stitches.  A dimensional picture is created by changing the thickness of the thread and by reducing the stitches in the pattern.  The patterns are stitched from step-by-step individual diagrams and there are detailed instructions on how to work the embroidery. I have introduced Kreinik Metallic threads to highlight the beautiful vibrant colours of the love birds. The bodies of the birds are outlined in gold very fine pearl purl (real metal thread) and the eyes are gold spangles (real metal sequins).

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

There is a choice of fabrics to work the blackwork design:

  • 32 count antique white Monika fabric (50% cotton and 50% Modal). The fabric has even weave threads (all threads are the same thickness) and is soft and smooth to the touch. The patterns come out more even on the even weave fabric compared to the linen fabric.

  • 32 count antique white Belfast 100% Linen fabric with uneven weave threads (different thicknesses) giving a natural look.

  • 28 count antique white Lugana fabric (52% cotton and 48% Rayon). The fabric has even weave threads (all threads are the same thickness). The patterns come out more even on the even weave fabric compared to the linen fabric.

  • 28 count antique white Cashel 100% Linen fabric with uneven weave threads (different thicknesses) giving a natural look.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

32 Count Fabric: Height: 5 inches (12 1/2 cm)     Width: 4 3/4 inches (11 3/4 cm)     

28 Count Fabric: Height: 5 3/4 inches (14 1/4 cm)     Width: 5 1/2 inches (13 3/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  Tissue Paper  •  Red Polyester Tacking Thread  •  1 Skein of Black DMC Embroidery Cotton  •  1 Skein of Black YLI Silk Thread  •  Red Au Ver a Soie Silk Thread  •  3 Spools of Kreinik Metallic #4 Braid  •  Gilt Very Fine Pearl Purl  •  Spangles  •  No. 28 Tapestry Needle  •  No. 26 Tapestry Needle  •  No. 24 Tapestry Needle  •  No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle  •  A Piece of Fabric 14 inches by 14 inches (35 cm by 35 cm)

KIT COST Kit of the Month

Blackwork Love Birds Kit with Instructions/Chart - What you Looking at?: $55.00 Canadian Dollars, Kit of the Month Price: $47.00 Canadian Dollars

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Blackwork Love Birds Kit with Instructions/Chart - What you Looking at?: $60.00 Canadian Dollars, Kit of the Month Price: $53.00 Canadian Dollars

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Blackwork Love Birds Instruction Booklet/Chart Only - What you Looking at?: $25.00 Canadian Dollars

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I have given you the option below to order a stretcher bar embroidery frame and tacks to work the embroidery in. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

12 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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Address: 1481 Hunterbrook Road NW, Calgary, Alberta T2K 4V4, Canada Telephone: (403) 274 6293  Email: tanja@berlinembroidery.com