PincushionHeart

EACH SQUARE EQUALS 2 THREADS OF FABRIC
PincushionHeart
When sewn and stuffed, this elegant Victorian design is
transformed into a delightful heart-shaped Antique Pincushion. The outside whitework border consists of Smyrna
Crosses and Algerian Eyes. Then the inner Queen Stitch
Roses are stitched along with the green vines. Finally, in
the center, you’ll find a wee Hardanger Heart with a few
simple Dove’s Eyes. Used as a pincushion, hanging ornament or wedding favor, you’ll be sure to win someone’s
heart with this elegant token.
TINY ACCESSORY PACKS: Antique Rose and Antique Mauve. Both are available at local needlework shops or in our online Boutique at
www.victoriasampler.com. Each TINY Accessory
Pack contains all the stranded silk floss, all perle
cottons, and all the pearls and precious stone
heart beads you need to finish this project.
INSTRUCTIONS:
Design area: 50h x 50w (3.6” x 3.6”)
Model: 28ct Antique White Quaker Cloth
(Cut fabric: 8" X 8")
Center the design in one of the corners of the 8” square of
linen. Start stitching outer border about 2 1/2” from raw
edge. Work this design from the outside to middle
Hardanger Heart.
MAIN CHART
(substitutions for the Antique Mauve and Green colourway are in parentheses)
Symbols Materials
DMC #8 Perle Cotton - white
DMC #12 Perle Cotton - white
Kreinik Mori #4206 green dk
Kreinik Mori #4204 green med
Kreinik Mori #1205 antique rose dk (Mori #6126 antique mauve dk)
Kreinik Mori #0115 antique rose med (Mori #6124 antique mauve med)
Kreinik Mori #0602 antique rose lt (Mori #6123 antique mauve lt)
Kreinik Mori #8000 white
SJ Designs 2mm pearl beads white
Access Rose Quartz Hearts (Access Cape Amethyst Hearts)
Ribbon - white
1. SMYRNA CROSS & EYELETS: Work
Symrna Crosses using 1 strand of DMC #8
Perle Cotton white. Next, using 1 strand of
DMC #12 Perle Cotton white work Algerian
Eyelets between the Smyrna
Crosses as shown in diagram.
Pull tightly. There are four
unworked threads between
this band and the next.
2. FLORAL BAND: Use 1 strand of Mori #4206 green dk to
Backstitch main vine. Backstitch vines shown on Main Chart as
dotted lines, using 1 strand of
Mori #4204 green med. Use 2
strands of silk floss to Cross
Stitch as shown on Main Chart.
Work Queen Stitches as Flowers in the following order: Lowest Queen
Stitch is worked using 1 strand of Mori #1205 antique rose dk (Mori
#6126 antique mauve dk). Work
the two middle Queen Stitches
using 1 strand of Mori #0115 antique rose med (Mori #6124 antique mauve med). Finally the
three top Queen stitches are
worked using 1 strand of Mori
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#0602 antique rose lt (Mori #6123 antique mauve lt).
Use 1 strand of Mori #1205 antique rose dk (Mori #6126
antique mauve dk) to work the diagonal Queen Stitch
in the corner. Use 1 strand of Mori
#8000 white to attach 2mm pearl
bead pink (lilac) and Rose Quartz
(Cape Amethyst) Heart bead according to symbols on Main Chart.
There are six unworked threads between this band and the next.
3. HARDANGER HEART: Work Blanket Stitch Heart
using 1 strand of DMC #8 Perle Cotton white. Cut appropriate fabric threads as shown on Detailed Hardanger
Diagram. Use 1 strand of DMC #12 Perle Cotton white to
weave bars and work Dove’s Eyes.
“Pincushion Heart”
©Copyright 2003 Thea Dueck
The Victoria Sampler
Phone (250) 656-3566
Fax (250)656-0447
Email: [email protected]
website: www.victoriasampler.com
FINISHING PINCUSHION HEART:
1. Fabric preparation: a) From the Smryna Cross and Algerian
Eyelet borders, count out 20 fabric threads ( ¾”) from right and
bottom sides of stitching. Remove 1 horizontal fabric thread at
bottom, and one vertical fabric thread at this measurement. Next
measure up 6 ½” from the horizontal withdrawn thread. Again
withdraw 1 fabric thread. Finally, measure to the left, 6 ½” from
the vertical withdrawn thread. Again withdraw 1 fabric thread.
You should now have a 6 1/2” square outline. b) Place a small
piece of complimentary backing fabric over Hardanger cut area,
on the back of the stitched piece, and then cover with a piece of
lightweight iron on interfacing 7” x 7”. Iron the interfacing in
place (this will also give the piece some extra stability) making
sure that the compliment fabric piece that is over the hardanger
is still in place. c) Turn and cut away all the fabric and interfacing that extends past the withdrawn fabric threads.
2. Sewing: With the front stitched area of the design facing you
(on point) fold the top point down over to the bottom point. You
should now have a triangle shape with the right sides of fabric
together. Pin together starting at the left side around point to the
right. Begin sewing ½” from the left and around to 2.5” from the
right point. Use a ¼” seam allowance. Turn right side out and
finger press edges. Stuff with a small amount of fiberfill.
REMOVE ONE
FABRIC THREAD
3/4”
6.5”
3/4”
3/4”
3/4”
REMOVE ONE
FABRIC
THREAD
6.5”
3.Casing: To complete pincushion, tuck in the raw edge on top
left side to form a right angle with seam. Slip stitch the right side
raw edges to within ½” from top. Tuck in raw edge to form a right
angle with seam. Stitch a ½” casing line across the top. Thread
white ribbon or ribbon of your choice through the casing, gather
and snug gently together, so both ends meet and tie in a bow.
“Pincushion Heart”
©Copyright 2003 Thea Dueck
The Victoria Sampler
Phone (250) 656-3566
Fax (250)656-0447
Email: [email protected]
website: www.victoriasampler.com
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