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CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE PURSE
SIZE: Approx. 3" x 3 H"
10" x 7" piece 24 count congress cloth, white
10" x 7" piece taffeta for lining, white
Caron Collection Threads
Impressions black #0020 and passion #032
Soie Cristale black #0020, dark red #2001, red #2071 and light red #2075
Waterlilies emerald #065
1/4 yd. Kreinik 3mm gold torsade for purse handle
Bucilla small purse clasp #41954
Needles: Size 26 tapestry needle, size 8 embroidery needle
Measure to find center of fabric. Following arrows, draw intersecting lines across chart to locate center. Matching centers of chart and fabric, work stripes, heart shape, and large cross stitches in cross stitch over two threads using one strand black Impressions or one strand passion Impressions, and tapestry needle. Work lace effect in cross stitch using one strand black Soie Cristale over two threads to fill unstitched areas with no symbols (outside heart motif). Work rose in half cross stitch using 2 strands Soie Cristale or 2 strands Waterlilies over one thread. Work 1997 in half cross stitch using one strand passion Impressions over one thread.
(Chart is reproduced here in two parts for legibility an ease of printing out. After printing out the chart piece it together matching the repeated rows.)
Cut out stitched fabric and lining according to Christmas Keepsake Purse pattern. Sew side seams of fabric and lining using 1/4" seams; trim seams and clip curves. Turn purse right side out; turn lining wrongside out. Place lining inside purse, wrong sides together. Turn under raw edges of purse and lining; slip stitch together. Place purse inside metal clasp; sew purse to clasp through holes of clasp using one strand black Impressions and embroidery needle. Tie length of torsade to loops of clasp to form handle.
CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE PURSE COLOR KEY
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