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Loretta's Custom Stitchery


Here are the designs I now have available as PDF files, complete with instructions, traceable design, and full color photos.  They are less expensive and arrive in you email much faster than a package in the mailbox (as long as I am home to send it, of course).  The files will be approximately 1 MB in size which should not be a problem unless your internet connection is very slow.   Please order only one PDF file, or at least not more than two that add up to less than $8.50 at a time so Pay Pal does not add shipping to your order.  (These are all $7.50 or less, shipping starts getting automatically charged on orders over $8.49)  As soon as I find an easier way to accomplish this I will change it. 
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Monarch Butterfly - #2605PDF

Like the Blue Ulysses, this 3" Monarch butterfly is created in needle lace with wired edges.  Two needle lace stitches are used to create solid and lacy effects on the wings. If you would like black #28 gauge wire for these butterfly projects, contact me via email.  I can ship 2 yards  for $1.00 to US addresses. 

$3.00

 

Blue Ulysses Butterfly - #2606PDF

Create this 3"  needle lace butterfly with wired edges.  Several needle lace stitches are included to create solid and lacy parts to the wings.  The body is padded satin stitch.  It can be added to a piece of needlework or with jewelry findings added, used as a pin. 

$3.00

 

 

Lacy Swan-a-Swimming - #2608PDF

The design was worked on a Moiré fabric background.  This swan has several layers of wired needle lace wings attached to the padded satin stitch body.  She is swimming on a pond with cattails stitched in Brazilian embroidery.   Fits an 8" x 10" mat or frame.

$6.00

 

 

Lace Angel - #2609PDF

This 5" angel is dressed in a Point de Gaze needle lace skirt and shawl, with a tiny bouquet of Brazilian embroidery flowers.  The wings are also needle lace with wired edges.  Instructions and patterns are included. Threads and fabrics are not.  Porcelain head and hands are not included, but are available at Nordic Needle #7471 or your local needlework shop.   

$6.00

 

  Swingtime Fuchsia - #2612PDF

With stumpwork embroidered petals, leaf, and butterfly, this 5 x 7" fuchsia picture is stunning.  The frilly petals are worked in needle lace, and like the other stumpwork parts, are attached after the background has been stitched.

$5.00

 

  Oma's Rose - #2613PDF

This lovely rose combines padded satin stitch, bullions, cast-on buttonhole and attached stumpwork petals to make is almost real enough to smell.  The bottom leaf is also done in stumpwork so it can hang over the 5' x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

 

 

Water Lily - #2621PDF

A delicate needle lace water lily floats on a mirror with stumpwork lily pads and dragonfly.  Iridescent stumpwork wings are combined with a wired bead body to create the dragonfly perched on a shiny lily pad.  Controlled drizzles make a distinctive stamen center for the lacy petals.  Fits on an 8" octagonal mirror.

$6.00

  Needle lace Swallowtail - #2622PDF

Learn some advanced color changing techniques with this needlelace project as you create a lovely 3" Swallowtail butterfly. 

$3.00

 

Stargazer Lily - #2627PDF

These stunning shaded petals have been worked on fused dyed silk fabric with Rajmahal art silk, although other single strand floss could also be used.  Leaves are in double cast-on and drizzle stitches.  The background shown is hand dyed in shades of green on China silk but any background fabric can  be used.  Finished size: 5" x 7"

$6.00

  Summer Bouquet - #2628PDF

This beginner/intermediate Brazilian embroidery design comes with a 6 page basic stitch instruction booklet as well as design instructions.  The basic Brazilian embroidery stitches are all included in this piece which fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

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  Cast-on Flowers and Lace - #2632PDF

An advanced Brazilian embroidery and pulled thread project. This beautiful floral spray is worked on 25 count linen with a sampler of four pulled thread stitches for the background.  Top off this lovely lace background with flowers using several variations of the cast-on buttonhole stitch.  Finished size: 5" circle. 

$6.00

  Traditional Needle lace Butterfly - #2642PDF

This butterfly is stitched in traditional Gros Point de Venice techniques.  This is the most dimensional and sculpted of the traditional needle laces.  Three different sized patterns are included so the stitcher can choose the size of thread she wishes to use from #50 crochet cotton, #80 tatting thread or 3/100 Güttermann silk.  Instruction for the 4 needle lace stitches used and all the necessary techniques and patterns are included. Finished butterflies are from 3" x 4" to 4" x 5" in size. 

$5.00

  Beaded and Needle-Tatted Ornament Drape #2643PDF

A beginner/intermediate level needle tatting project that combines simple beading with needle tatting.  This ornament drape fits a 2 5/8" ball and can be made in any color combination.  Size #8 beads, #20 crochet cotton, and #7 tatting needle are needed. Instructions for the beaded drape pattern, plus basic needle tatting instructions  are included.  Instructions for working the tatting with a shuttle instead of needle are also included. 

$5.00

 

 

Poinsettia Ball - 2645PDF

An intermediate/advanced Brazilian embroidery Christmas ornament that covers a 3" Styrofoam ball. The four poinsettias are stitched using a twisted double cast-on stitch.  Centers are beads with colonial knots in the centers.  Fabric, trim, Solvy, threads and Styrofoam ball are needed. 

$5.00

 

 

Heart and Flowers - 2648PDF

This floral heart is worked on 25 count even-weave linen fabric.  First the background texture is created using two pulled thread stitches.  Then the heart vine and Brazilian embroidery flowers are added.  The design fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame.   25 count linen, (or fabric of your choice) lining fabric, and threads and beads of your choice are needed. 

$5.00

 

 

Be My Valentine - 2649PDF

This needle lace heart design is somewhat based on the style of Gros Point de Venice which is distinguished by its heavily padded and decorated buttonholed edges on shapes.  One pattern is 5" wide and intended to be worked with #50 crochet cotton, and the other is about 4" wide to be worked with #80 tatting thread.  #20 crochet cotton is also needed for outlines and padding.   Instructions are included for the 5 needle lace stitches used and the decorative edgings.

$5.00

 

 

Temari - 2650PDF

Temari is a traditional Japanese art form of wrapping and embroidering balls.  Instructions for creating the basic ball on a Styrofoam ball base and embroidering it with the traditional Chrysanthemum design are included.  Brief instructions for several variations are also included. 

$5.00

 

 

Floral on Linen - 2651PDF

This advanced piece is designed to be worked on 25 count ivory linen.  First the background is worked with a pulled thread pattern, then a spray of Brazilian embroidery flowers is added. There are detached and attached needle-woven petals, and some double cast-on bullion combination stitches used.  The design fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

  Alpine Meadow - 2653PDF

Create a Northwest alpine meadow using simple basic stitches.  All the flowers can be found at Mt Rainier in late summer.  Straight, stem, bullion and cast-on stitches are used.  The design fits 5" x 7" mat or frame and was worked on off-white linen look fabric. 

$5.00

 

  Summer Floral - 2654PDF

This colorful intermediate level piece is made with lots of basic stitches; stem, colonial knot, bullion, lazy daisy, straight, and cast-on stitches. Then it is finished off with one challenging flower created with knotted detached buttonhole stitches worked into a row of loose cast-on stitches.  The piece was worked off white linen-look fabric and fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

 

A Very Mixed Bouquet - 2661PDF

This very mixed bouquet includes mixed fibers, mixed techniques, and mixed flowers.  It is a new design for 2011, but will only be available as a PDF design.  There are some flowers and leaves made with silk ribbon, using traditional silk ribbon techniques.  There are flowers made with wired ribbon, gathered fabric, stumpwork, needle lace, Barbola, and even some Brazilian embroidery stitches.  The basket is done in corded detached buttonhole stitch using a flax textured knitting yarn.  The model was stitched on raw silk.  A full list of supplies used is included, with color pictures of the ribbon, yarn or thread used.  The background design is included as well as full instructions.  The final collection of flowers and their placement is up to the individual.  The design fits an 11" x 14" mat or frame. 

$7.50

 

 

Orchid Needle Lace Bracelet - 2662PDF

This needle lace bracelet fits a wire frame that can be purchased from Lacy Susan.  It was designed to use many of the Gros pt de Venice techniques and was stitched with Maderia Cotona 30 and King Tut 40 threads.  Pattern and instructions are for an experienced needle lace worker.  Basic stitches and techniques are assumed. 

$5.00

 

 

Dogwood Wreath - 2663PDF

Create a delicate wreath of dogwood and forget-me-nots while learning to control bullions and improve your satin stitch work.  The forget-me-nots, leaves, and dogwood flower edges are all worked in bullion stitch, while the flower petals are worked in padded satin stitch.  This piece fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

 

Garden Delights - 2664PDF

Worked on 25 count evenweave  linen, this floral combines 2 pulled thread stitches in the background with various Brazilian and other dimensional stitches for the floral bouquet.  The large flower is worked in the Mediterranean double knotted stitch. Upper hanging flowers use a quad drizzle technique. The star flowers near the bottom are worked in a combination double cast-on-double bullion stitch.  Have fun learning many new stitches and techniques in this piece which fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

 

Begonias - 2665PDF

These lovely begonias are nestled on a bed of large padded leaves.  Learn a new way to edge cast-on stitches to create petals with contrasting edges.  The edges are created with the double knotted Mediterranean stitch which gives much more definition that just a row of detached buttonhole stitches.  This piece also fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

 

Swan-a-Swimming - 2666PDF

Returning from the 1995 design with a few changes, an elegant Mute Swan is swimming the the water surrounded by cattails and other rushes.  The swan's body is padded satin stitch with needle lace wings which are wired for shaping.  The model was worked on blue Moiré Faille and fits an 8" x 10" mat or frame.

$6.00

 

 

Tiger Lily - 2667

Try a showy Tiger Lily with a stitched diamond grid background.  The brilliant flowers are worked in knotted double cast-on stitches edged with Mediterranean knotted stitch.    This piece fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

Water Lily - 2668

This water lily floats on a pond beside some reeds stitched on beautiful moiré faille fabric.  Learn to control the direction of double drizzle stitches as you work the flower in double cast-on and double drizzle stitches.  Lily pad leaves are simple blanket stitches and the reeds are stem stitch.  This easy piece fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

Tie Up a Bouquet - 2669

With a pretty box made with a plaited braid stitch, tie up a bouquet of flowers. An advanced level piece not only because of the plaited braid stitch but also because the flowers use a variety of advanced stitches including the Mediterranean knotted stitch to edge the pale pink roses.  This piece fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

Iris - 2670

Here is a second new design featuring the diamond grid background stitched in a very pale green.  The iris are stitched in knotted cast-on and double cast-on stitch with the petals edges with knotted Mediterranean stitch.  Fits a 5" x 7" mat or frame.

$5.00

 

Goldfinches - 2671

A pair of goldfinch perches on twigs and grasses near some thistles.  The sample was stitched on hand-painted silk fabric.  A variety of easy Brazilian embroidery stitches are used for the background.  The birds are stitched using  needle painting or thread painting techniques.  If you have always wanted to try some needle painting, this is your chance. The little birds are stitched with Glory and are padded with felt.  They fit a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

Red Shafted Flicker - 2672

Father flicker is ready to feed his baby who is nesting the hollow of a tree trunk.  They are stitched on linen blend fabric.  A variety of easy embroidery stitches are used for the background.  The birds are stitched using needle painting or thread painting techniques with Glory thread.  They fit a 5" x 7" mat or frame.

$5.00

 

Chickadees - 2673

A pair of chickadees perches in a pine tree.  The sample was stitched on hand-painted silk fabric. A variety of easy Brazilian embroidery stitches are used for the background.  The birds are stitched using needle painting or thread painting techniques with Glory thread.  They fit into a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

 

Steller's Jays - 2674

A pair of sassy Steller's jays perches in a vine maple tree.  They are stitched on linen blend fabric.  A variety of easy Brazilian embroidery stitches are used for the background.  The birds are stitched using needle painting or thread painting techniques with Glory thread.  They fit a 5" x 7" mat or frame. 

$5.00

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