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Our Class features Terri's design, "Allium,"
which she has custom designed for our website . Terri urges visitors
to try their hand, as she is confident that they will enjoy stitching
it as much as she enjoyed creating it for them.
"Allium" Fits mat and frame for 5 x 7
Finished size: 2 3/4 in. X 4 1/8 in. Stitch Count: 41 w x 61
1 skein of Caron Collection Water lilies: #007 Pistachio Nut
1 skein of Caron Collection Soie Crystale: #0057
1 skein of Caron Collection Candlelight: Solid Gold: #D1
1 package of Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads #00557 Gold
1 6 x 8 piece of 28 count white evenweave fabric
1 #24 embroidery needle
1 beading needle
on the chart for a full size chart to print out.
1. Please note that parallel lines depicted on stitch diagrams,
represent fabric threads. For all stitch diagrams, come up on
the odd numbered holes and down on the even numbered holes. For
Algerian Eyelet only, all even numbers are for the center hole.
2. You may wish to practice special stitches on a scrap piece
of fabric before stitching them on the project.
3. Find center of fabric and count up 60 fabric threads, then
count 40 fabric threads to the left to find the beginning point
for Band 1.
4. To prevent a vertical stripping of color from colored band
to colored band, alter portion of cut thread you begin to stitch
with from band to band. If you begin the first band with one
end of cut thread, begin the next colored band with opposite
end of cut thread.
5. Model stitched on 28 cont white Monaco by Charles Craft.
Band 1: Cross Stitch
Using 2 plies of Water lilies #007 Pistachio Nut: stitch cross
stitches over two threads. Complete each cross stitch before
moving on to the next one. Complete all six stitches in each
triangle before moving to the next triangle.
2: Oblong Double Cross Stitch
This band begins 1 fabric thread in from the left hand edge of
the design area. Please refer to Stitch Diagram A. Using two
plies of Soie Crystale #0057, begin stitching oblong double cross
stitches in lower left hand corner of this band.
Band 3: Cross Stitch
Using 2 plies of Water lilies # 007 Pistachio Nut, stitch cross
stitches over 2 fabric threads. Remember to finish each cross
stitch before moving to the next one.
Band 4: Algerian Eyelet and Backstitch
Like Band 2, this band is displaced one fabric thread from the
edge of the design area. Using 2 plies of Water lilies #007 Pistachio
Nut, begin stitching Algerian Eyelet in lower left hand corner
of flower. Start first Algerian Eyelet 3 fabric threads from
left hand edge of design area. Please refer to Stitch Diagram
B for Algerian Eyelet. When bringing the thread down through
the center hole of eyelet, give the thread a gentle tug to open
the center slightly. Stitch eyelets in a clockwise manner, except
for center flower. For the center flower, stitch eyelets in a
counterclockwise manner. When all eyelets are completed, stitch
backstitches over two fabric threads using Candlelight #D1 Solid
Band 5: Cross Stitch
Repeat band 3.
Band 6: Cross Stitch
Using 2 plies of Soie Crystale #0057, stitch cross stitches over
2 fabric threads.
Band 7: Half Rhodes Stitches and Beading
Using 2 plies of Water lilies #007 Pistachio Nut, begin stitching
Half Rhodes Stitches. Please refer to Stitch Diagram C for this
stitch. When all Half Rhodes stitches are completed, attach Mill
Hill Seed Beads ##00557 Gold using 2 plies of Soie Crystale #0057.
Please refer to Diagram D for bead attachment.
Band 8: Cross Stitch
Repeat band 6.
Band 9: Cross Stitch
Using 2 plies of Water lilies #007 Pistachio Nut, stitch cross
stitches over 2 fabric threads. Stitch each diagonal column before
moving to the next one.
Band 10: Beading
Using 2 plies of Soie Crystale, attach Mill Hill Seed Beads #00557
Gold. Please refer to Stitch Diagram D for attachment.
Band 11: Double Cross Stitches
Using 2 plies of Soie Crystale #0057, begin stitching Double
Cross Stitches. Please refer to Stitch Diagram E for Double Cross
Band 12: Algerian Eyelet and Backstitch
Using 2 plies of Water lilies #007 Pistachio Nut, begin first
Algerian Eyelet. Please refer to Stitch Diagram B for Algerian
Eyelets. Remember to gently tug in the center of the stitch to
open the hole in the center slightly. After all Algerian eyelets
are completed, backstitch over 2 fabric threads using Candlelight
#D1 Solid Gold.
Band 13: Cross Stitch and Beading
Using 2 plies of Soie Crystale #0057, stitch Cross Stitches over
2 fabric threads. When all Cross Stitches are completed, attach
Mill Hill Seed Beads #00557 Gold using 2 plies of Soie Crystale
#0057. Please refer to Stitch Diagram D for attachment.
About Terri Hazlett
As a child, Terri's mother referred to her as "Little
Bertha" after her grandmother who quilted, crocheted and
engaged in several other handicrafts, indicating Terri's fondness
for creating things from a young age herself. Terri Hazlett's
original band sampler designs came into being because most band
samplers are not created with considerations to matting and framing
in mind. If you enjoy needlework, as Terri does, and are prolific,
as Terri is, it can get very expensive to display work requiring
custom framing. Terri began by altering existing designs to fit
standard size mats and frames. This quite naturally evolved to
designing original patterns.
Aside from being a devoted needleworker, Terri has a passion
for gardening. Her designs have primarily featured flowers: "Allium."
her rendition of the bloom of a garlic plant, "Daddy's Tulip
Garden," an homage to her father's flower bed and "Blooms
on the Vine," inspired by random eyelet stitches on a tee
shirt. Flowers are not her only inspiration however. Hearts are
another favored motif as in her design "Kind of Heart;"
she has charted and stitched a designs based on a blueprint of
the front elevation of the family vacation home and another based
on a blueprint of a railroad car. Inspiration also is derived
from her interest in collecting mineral specimens. Some of her
embroideries feature stitches which form patterns similar to
those seen in the radiating crystals found in some mineral specimens.
Daddy's Tulip Garden
Blooms on the Vine
Terri describes as whimsical the style she aspires to by employing
special counted thread stitches to represent her flowers. She
alternates bands of color, mostly pastels, with rows of white
or ecru stitches so that color does not overpower the other design
elements consisting mainly of cross stitch, counted thread stitches
and drawn thread techniques executed on even weave fabrics. She
has also integrated silk ribbon embroidery on occasion. Since
discovering Caron Waterlilies threads 2 years ago, she hasn't
been inclined to use anything else in her own work.
Currently Terri's designs are available at The Stitcher's
Cottage in Hot Springs, Arkansas and at A Stitch in Time in Spring,
Texas. If you are interested in ordering these or would like
your local shop to carry them, Terri can be contacted by e mail
at email@example.com or write to her: Terri Hazlett, 503
Willowbrook Drive, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
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