Stitch these adorable and simple to stitch tiny Biscornu for your smaller tree this Christmas! The Biscornu is one of the cutest forms created for the stitcher, and in this chart you can find five tiny jewels for you to make quickly and easily! You can create the tiny silk ribbon roses, lazy daisy flowers, tiny trees, and festive gifts using the gorgeous overdyed silks, some silk flosses, sparkling metallics and pretty beads in the Accessory Pack. Stitches used in this Project: Cross Stitches, Smyrna Crosses, Backstitches, Lazy Daisy, Rhodes Hearts, Leaf Stitches, Silk Ribbon Roses, Reversed Mosaic Stitch, and Star Stitch.
Models stitched on 28ct Platinum Cashel Linen with Gloriana Silk Floss, Gloriana Silk Ribbon, Caron Waterlilies Thread, DMC floss, Needlepoint Inc. Silk, Kreinik #4 Braid, Mill Hill Beads, and SJ Designs 3.6mm faux pearl beads. Accessory pack #LR04P. Also needed, but not included in the accessory pack is DMC #12 Perle Cotton #822 Beige Grey light. Stitch count for each ornament is 26H x 26W. Cut TWO pieces for each side of a Biscornument (each piece is about 4" x 4").
Quick, cute, and fun to do, Bobbie Watts's beautiful biscornu can teach the embroiderer a whole range of needlecraft skills. This amazing little eight-sided pillow gets its name from a French word meaning "quirky." It can be used as a pincushion, ornament, scissor fob, sachet, or just about anything you can think to do with a tiny cushion. A basic biscornu is composed of two fabric squares that are stacked, with the top square askew, and then sewn together. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and charts will guide you through the variety of embroidery techniques and embellishments that Bobbie used for her 9 designs: Renaissance, Bright Gem, Orange Gem, Rosebuds, Green Garden, Blue Pearls, Stripes of Pink, Crimson Flower, and Variegated Lattice.
Model stitched two over two on 32 Ct. Colonial Parchment using Weeks Dye Works and Classic Colorworks (or DMC floss 3799, 931, 943, 3820, 400, 3064, 3811). Stitch Count: 51W x 51H. Design Size: 3" x 3"
Third in the Sea Creatures Series, Octopus is stitched over two on 32 Ct. Aged Saffron by From the Cauldron/Dames of the needle using Classic Colorworks & Weeks Dye Works floss. Stitch count 80x80. (size of fabric needed giving 3" around for framing/finishing would be 11"x11")
Model stitched two over two on 28 Ct. Ivory Jobelan using Gentle Art Sampler Threads (or DMC floss 310, 420, 3328, 739, 3363, 3827, 3826, 422, 3011 or 3012). Stitch Count: 74W x 74H. Design Size: 5.25" x 5.25"
Model stitched on 32 Ct. Antique White Belfast linen with DMC floss, DMC Diamante and Mill Hill beads. Stitch Count: 70x70 for each side. Design Size: 5" x 5" Also required, but not listed above, 12 Mother of Pearl 6mm sequins.