Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer 2018 booklets have been released!

I have released five new booklets for the summer. You can find them at your local stitching shop. (If your shop does not have them, please ask them to place an order with JBW Designs.)

#346 - Christmas in Williamsburg 
Stitched on #32 Belfast Antique white linen ( for the over two model) and on #28 antique white Cashel for the over one model.  Stitch count:  37 W  x 52H

The finished sizes are:  2  3/8” W  x 3  1/8” H and 1.3” W x 1.85” H.    I stitched the model in Classic Colorworks and Weeks Dye Works fibers , but  will always include the DMC equivalents in each leaflet.  Complete finishing instructions are included for each of the models.

#347 - Christmas Tree Collection IX
Stitched on #32 Belfast red linen - in both the over one and over two models in a white DMC floss.  Stitch count:  Chalet: 35 W x 40 H, and Winter Wonderland is 39 W x 38H .  The finished size of the over two models are about 2  1/2” round, and the over one models are about 1  1/4” round. 

#348 - French Country Ducklings   
The model with all three ducklings was stitched on #32 Belfast linen ,  in antique white and the Stitch Count is: 116 W x  71H.
and the finished size is 7.2” W x 4.4” H.  It has been stitched in a Romy’s Creations fiber called Squirrel.  The frame is is from The Family Tree Frame Co.  

Two other models were stitched using just the mother duckling as the design.  The pink duckling was stitched on #32 Elizabeth - a pale pink from Hand Dyed by Stephanie, in the caller House Wine from Classic Colorworks.

The yellow duckling was stitched on a #32 Belfast linen in a pale yellow - called Chrome - from Picture This Plus, in the color Candied Yams from Classic Colorworks.  The stitch count of the single duck is 49 W x 57 H, and the finished size is:  3.1” W x  3.6” H.  

#349 -Le Jardin Needlework Accessories   
Three designs are included in this set: a needle book, a scissor sheath and a scissor fob.  They were all stitched on a #32 Belfast linen, black  in DMC fibers.   The stitch counts are as follows:
  • Needle Case:  66 w  x  34 H
  • Scissor Sheath: 39 W x  49 H
  • Scissor Fob:  18 W x  12H

The finished sizes are:
  • Needle Case:   4.1” W  x  2.1” H
  • Scissor Sheath:  2  1/2” W  x 3.06” H
  • Scissor Fob:  1.1” W  x  3/4” 

An outline of the finishing instructions are included for all three pieces. The finishing materials can be purchased at a fabric store and include a black and white polka dot fabric, pink  and black ribbons, pink trims, felt,  small rings and pearl buttons. 

#350 - Sweet Land of Liberty   
Stitched on #32 Belfast linen in natural.  The stitch count is:  105 W x  35 H.  The fibers used were Classic Colorworks and Weeks Dye Works, but DMC equivalents are included.  The finished size of the design is: 6.5” W  x  2.2” H.     The design has been mounted on a flat board with corded trim and finished into a felt pocket, with covered buttons.  It was mounted on an antique bread board.  

Friday, February 16, 2018

Spring Releases 2018

As I write this, the sun is shining in Michigan and though it is still chilly outside, we hope that Spring is just around the corner. I have released four new titles and a limited edition kit this spring. Look for them at your local needlework shop!

Ode to Britain - This is the second release in a series of travel themed designs. The first was Alphabetique which centered around France. Ode to Britain features many iconic British motifs (Big Ben, London Bridge, tea pots, an umbrella, double decker bus, phone booth) as well as Olde English lettering. It is worked entirely in one color - Cherry Wine from Gentle Arts.

Seaside Series II & III - These next two booklets are a continuation of the Seaside Series started last year. I stitched models both over one and over two, and my finisher came up with very clever and creative finishes for them. The over two models were finished as plant pokes and put in a little tin pail (from Hobby Lobby) with sand and seashells. The over one models, were finished as a banner - which looks very nautical!

Seaside Series II includes the pelican and the seashell. The pelican was stitched on #32 Seafoam linen from Stephanie's Fabrics using Peacock from Romy's Creations and Hibiscus from Weeks Dye Works. The seashell was stitched on #32 French polka dot linen from  Yarn Tree in House Wine from Classic Colorworks.

Seaside Series III includes the dolphin and the crab. The dolphin was stitched on #32 Blue Whisper linen from Zweigart in Simona's Iris from Romy's Creations. The crab was stitched on #32 linen from Picture This Plus in the color Bashful. It was stitched using Strawberry Parfait from Classic Colorworks.

With Love - is a delicate heart made up of roses. Models were stitched both over one and over two threads. The model over one was stitched on #32 Cashel white linen in Romance from Weeks Dye Works. It was finished as a wearable pin.

The model over two was stitched on #32 Picture This Plus linen in the color Petal using Pink Grapefruit from Romy's Creations. It has been finished as a box with lovely lace trim, ribbons and beads.

Love Always - is a limited edition kit. This sweet little design could be used in so many ways. It has been finished as a small hanging ornament, but you could use it on a greeting card, a pin to wear, on top of a small trinket box . . . use your imagination! The kit includes a piece of #32 Belfast linen in antique white, the backing fabric, buttons, floss for cording, ribbon and complete finishing instructions to finish as pictured.

Contact your favorite needlework shop to find the new designs and kits. And don't' forget to share your finished JBW cross-stitch projects on our Friends of JBW Designs Facebook page. We love to see your creative finishes!