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#135 Gingerbread Candy Cane Cottage     
Part four of the Gingerbread  Village Series                                                                                                            
This Gingerbread Cottage is so cute, you’ll be tempted to take a bite out of it! Just like the Gingerbread House, Gingerbread Church and the Gingerbread Tree Etui, this year’s building is stitched on a Gingerbread coloured linen. I’ve used a lovely blue linen for the roof to match the doors, although you can of course substitute any other colour. The Gingerbread Pinkeep is also adorable! You will be stitching with delectable silk flosses, Perle Cottons, sparkling beads and delicious looking ‘candy’ like snow buttons and tiny gingerbread men buttons. This wee cottage is not lined, which makes finishing easier and faster! It is dripping with icing, has different coloured windows, and lots of decorative candies to welcome the hungry visitor. Lisa’s “Beautiful Finishing” instructions, with colour photographs of the process, are included at the end of this leaflet. This year, display all four pieces, including the completed Gingerbread Church, Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Tree Etui, on your mantle for the Holidays! Let these yummy stitched goodies give you some extra Christmas cheer as you stitch your last minute ornaments. Look for more of my Gingerbread Village additions in future years! Sending all of you a delicious and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from my house to yours! -Thea


Linen used:  5 gingerbread coloured pieces, and 3 blue pieces: 

To Buy enough LINENS for the entire Cottage... 

1. Cut Antique Almond linen 7"w x 38”h and 
2. Cut Blue Spruce Cashel linen 7"w x 19"h 

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Cottage  Back and Front 
 
Design Area for each piece:
 40w x 50h (2.9” w x 3.6” h) 
Model: Zweigart 28ct Ant. Antique Almond Cashel Linen (Cut 2 pieces of fabric: 6“w x 7”h each, for finishing)


Roof - both sides 

Design Area for each piece:
 50w x 32h (3.6” w x 2.3” h) 
Model: Zweigart 28ct Blue Spruce Cashel Linen (Cut 2 pieces of fabric: 7 “w x 6”h each, for finishing)
Cottage - Two Sides 

Design Area for each piece: 50w x 30h (3.6” w x 2.1” h) 
Model: Zweigart 28ct Ant. Antique Almond Cashel Linen  (Cut 2 pieces of fabric: 7“w x 5”h each, for finishing)


Pinkeep - both sides

Design Area for each piece:
 26w x 26h (2” w x 2” h) 
Model: Zweigart 28ct Ant. Antique Almond Linen (Cut 2 pieces of fabric: 5“w x 5”h each, for finishing)



TWO ACCESSORY PACKS: 

The Candy Cane Cottage Accessory Packs contain plenty of threads and materials to stitch the Cottage and one Pinkeep as shown on the photo. 

#135P -  Main Acc Pack:
 

BUNDLE A 
Gloriana silk #206 “Olivine” - greens 
Kreinik Mori #4044 - turquoise 
Kreinik Mori #8050 - black 
Needlepoint Inc. #0556 - orange 

BUNDLE B 
Dinky Dyes #067 “Jacob’s Ladder - blue Kreinik Mori #1117 - red 
Kreinik Mori #4077 - green dk 

BUNDLE C 
SJ Designs seed bead #11005 - white 

BUNDLE D 
SJ Designs seed bead #11013 - red 

BUNDLE E 
SJ Designs seed bead #11114 - bronze it's 
SJ Designs 3.4 drop beads #58 - gold 
Micro Mini Round Buttons - orange 
Micro Mini Round Buttons - green 
Micro Mini Round Buttons - yellow 
Micro Mini Round Buttons - purple 
Large Star Buttons - topaz 
Small Star Buttons - white 
Gingerbread Man Buttons 
Sequins Stars - gold

#135WFP White Silk Floss: 
This pack contains plenty of White Silk Floss! Leaflet and both Accessory Packs can be found on our website, or at participating needlework shops

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED 

DMC #8 Perle Cotton (thick twist) - white 
DMC #12 Perle Cotton (thin twist)- white 
#24 tapestry needle #10 beading needle


Stitches used:
  • Satin Stitch 
  • Back Stitch  
  • Algerian Eyelet

 

  • Wrapped Bars with Dove's Eyelets
  • Kloster Blocks

 


Sorting The Threads in your Accessory Pack:
 
 Remember to sort in daylight near a window, not under artificial light indoors.. as the colours change with the colour of the lightbulbs we use. Each floss has a different number of strands in each thread length. This helps you differentiate the different colours in your pack. 

The Needlepoint Inc has 8 strands per length 
The Kreinik Mori has 6 strands per length 
The Gloriana Overdyed Silk has 12 thin strands per length
Dinky Dyes has 6 strands per length 

FYI: We noticed that some colours have been divided into two lengths. This can happen if a colour requires 1.5 yards. Our kitmaker might include one 1 yard length and one 0.5 yard length, so don't get confused if one colour has more than one length of thread. We hope this extra information will help you sort your threads more easily! 


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