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VIVA ZIVA ! newsletter: Volume # 1518: FREE CARRIAGE CLOCK FACE DESIGN
November 30, 2015
V I V A Z I V A ! n e w s l e t t e r
▪volume number: 1518 ▪ FREE CARRIAGE CLOCK FACE DESIGN ▪
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We’ll be issuing a newsletter regularly, with a new free design each time... exclusively created for the VIVA ZIVA! newsletter.
NEW DESIGNS JUST RELEASED!
We’ve just added 2 MORE CUSHION DESIGNS inspired by French artist MATISSE to the ZIVA CASA Cushion Collection…..
Also OUR KLIMT CLUTCH BAGS ARE NOW READY TO ORDER!
PLUS our popular ORCHARD SERIES seat covers are now available as cushions as well. Good news for those who have been asking!
My love of Persian carpets inspired our latest free design ….. an elegant clock face design for a small Sudberry House carriage clock! The perfect accessory for your home!
You will also learn a new stitch….. the DOUBLE CROSS STITCH.
WHAT’S IN EACH VIVA ZIVA! NEWSLETTER?
NEW DESIGNS & UPDATES
NEW CUSHION DESIGNS
SILHOUETTES AND REFLECTIONS
Inspired by Henri Matisse’s stained glass panels in his Vence Chapel in the South of France, these eye-catching designs make a striking statement in today’s minimalist interiors!
These striking clutch bag designs inspired by Gustav Klimt’s art are now available!
HAVE A LOOK!
ZIVA’S DESIGN UPDATES
Our French Country Series has been a great hit!
You have ordered them as seat covers and as wall art …… now they’re available as 6 cushions designs !
The photo of the cushion above of our popular “Cherries” motif gives you an idea how beautifully this series can accessorize your home.
These larger motifs add a striking accent to your favourite sofa!
YOUR STITCH TO TRY
DOUBLE CROSS STITCH
If you’ve used the cross stitch before, the DOUBLE CROSS STITCH is the same method except in this pattern you stitch it over two canvas strands instead of one.
It’s the perfect stitch to accent the quarter hours on the clock motif.
OPTIONAL DECORATIVE STITCH
I stitched a delicate motif in small chevron patterns, (similar to a straight Gobelin stitch) to create a diamond shape in the centre of the clock face.
You may want to try it, but it’s not crucial to the final tapestry.
PRACTICE THESE NEW STITCHES FIRST!
Keep practicing following the sequence of stitching in the charts until you feel confident. Then you are ready to stitch the free design.
‘PERSIAN STAR’ CARRIAGE CLOCK DESIGN
This FREE carriage clock design “PERSIAN STAR” combines the traditional mahogany wood and period details of the small carriage clock from Sudberry House with an intricate Persian motif for the clock face.
This classic combination was inspired by the grand Georgian salons of the 18th century in England, with their oriental carpets and mahogany furniture and panelling.
The result is an elegant timepiece for your home!
READING THE CHARTS:
’PERSIAN STAR’ CLOCK FACE DESIGN
NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
All colours for the clock face design are chosen from DMC 25 Mouliné Special 100% cotton yarns.
They are readily available at your local needlepoint shop or online.
7 DMC 25 Mouliné Special yarn colours :
You will also need :
Go to the ZIVA site for more detail info on the MATERIALS required.
STARTING UP AND STITCHING IN PROGRESS
Start by marking the outline of the case on the canvas with a pencil or WATERPROOF pen following the count from the chart and centred on the canvas.
NOTE: Make sure that the marked area measures 3 .5” x 5”. This measurement is the design area for the face of the clock and the finished stitching can not be larger.
PHOTO ABOVE LEFT:
PHOTO ABOVE RIGHT:
MAKING UP SUGGESTIONS
ASK THE ZIVA DIVA!
QUESTION: I am interested in ordering a custom size seat cover for my Victorian chair. There are a couple of patterns that interest me. What information do you need in order to give me a price? Stephanie
I am interested in ordering a custom size seat cover for my Victorian chair. There are a couple of patterns that interest me. What information do you need in order to give me a price? Stephanie
Thank you for your interest.
In order for us to fully understand the scope of the project you want to undertake, you need to provide us with:
With all the above information, we can provide you with a quote.
Once we get started setting out the pattern on the canvas, we may ask you for more detail at that time.
I’m looking forward to receiving your information soon. I hope we’ll be able to work together on your project.
The next VIVA ZIVA! Newsletter #1619 will be issued in the spring of 2016 .
I’ll be including:
Please contact me if there is a particular stitch you’d like me to use for a free design in a future newsletter!
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