NJNA 2016 Mini Projects

NJNA tried something new in 2016 – mini projects that covered a wide range of stitches and techniques! NJNA provided members with instructions and canvas for each of these small projects. Any member who completed at least three received a prize at the end of the year of a pair of cute bunny scissors! Most of the projects were great stash-busters and required no purchases! Members were provided with the threads listed for the stitched model, and were encouraged to use them to pick similar threads from their stash (e.g., I had lots of Waterlilies and DMC in my stash for Starburst – but no Treasure Braid. So, I googled it and found that #4 Kreinik was a good substitute and I had lots of that in my stash!)

  • The list of projects included:
    • Starburst
    • Honey I Shrunk the Flag
    • Pulled Stitches Box Top
    • Bali H’ai
    • Little Autumn Ornament
    • Windmills at Stinson Beach

Below are the designs and thread requirements along with the finished pieces!  What a difference thread colors, canvas color, and thread types makes to a project!

By the way, you can click on each image to see whose project it is!

Starburst

• 12″x12″ stretcher bars
• Waterlillies: 080 Blue Lagoon
• DMC Floss: 995 dark blue, 996 light blue
• Petite Treasure Braid: PB02

 

Honey I Shrunk the Flag

• 6″x6″ stretcher bars
• Threadworx Overdyed Floss: 11231, 1090, 1025
• Kreinik #8 Braid: 003, 195, 051HL
• Kreinik #16 Braid: 003, 195, 051HL
• DMC #8 Pearl Cotton: B6200 (white), 817, 336
• DMC #5 Pearl Cotton: 824, Blanco,
• Anchor #5 Pearl Cotton: 46

Added Bonus: NJNA provided thread kit for nominal fee!

Pulled Stitches Boxtop

• 8″x8″ stretcher bars
• DMC #12 Pearl Cotton: – suggested close match to canvas color
• Kreinik Braid #8: 013
• Thread conditioner or beeswax

Bali H’ai

• 8″x 8″ stretcher bars
• Watercolours: 086 (Tahiti)
• Waterlillies: 086 (Tahiti)
• Soie Cristale: 3042
• Impressions: 3041
• Kreinik #8 braid: 127

Little Autumn Ornament #1

Autumn Leaves

• 5″x 5″ stretcher bars for 18 count canvas or (4″x 4″ for your own congress cloth)
• DMC#5 Pearl — dark color
• DMC #5 Pearl — Accent color #1 or variegated fall color thread
• DMC #5 Pearl — Accent Color#2
• Any metallic, ribbon or braid
• Beads: -8, your choice

Windmills at Stinson Beach

• 7″x 7″ stretcher bars
• Watercolours: 093 Painted Desert – 6 yards
• Kreinik #8 braid: Silver 001 – 7 yards
• Kreinik 1/16″ ribbon: Platnum 101 (or 001 or 001 HL) – 4 yards

Windmills

Rona’s Windmills at Stinson Beach