#ASK9: Dresden Heart

Ann Strite-Kurz Dresden Heart Dresden Heart is a patchwork of dramatic pattern that was inspired by the classic quilt pattern with the same name. The centerpiece heart is defined with an Assisi style back stitch outline, and the border segments are defined with a unique flip-flop Diagonal Hungarian outline that resembles rickrack. Most of the highly textured inner fillings of both sections are open couching patterns with simple canvas and/or blackwork accents that fit the unusual shapes gracefully with no awkward compensation. This design offers a smorgasbord of interesting composite patterns for the intermediate level canvas embroiderer. The design would make a lovely wedding pillow or framed piece. It could also be mounted as an insert for a tote bag like the original model. Finished Design Size: 13.25" x 13 .25".

Ground: OOE or Zweigart 24-mesh pink Congress cloth
Technique: Canvas/Needlepoint
Level: Intermediate
Price: $32.00 (MI Residents add 6% Sales Tax)
To order: ASK Order Form

NOTE: The instructions are written using the color combination of the original model, which is a complementary pink-cranberry and green color scheme. Use the value references provided to make the appropriate substitutions for alternative color combinations.
Canvas: 18" or 20" square of OOE or Zweigart pink 24-mesh Congress cloth
Stretcher frame: 18" or 20" square
#5 pearl cotton:
1 skein DMC #3326 light pink
1 skein DMC #309 rose or medium dark pink
#8 pearl cotton:
2 balls DMC #3326 light pink (the second ball is optional, but the background area looks a bit fresher
if executed with a new ball instead of the inner core of the first ball)
2 balls DMC #335 medium pink 1 ball DMC #498 cranberry
1 ball DMC #368 medium green or sage
#16 Kreinik metallic braid:
1 reel #9194 star green (light value)
1 reel #085 peacock (dark value)
#8 Kreinik metallic braid:
2 reels#092 pink (light value) - 1 reel okay if you are thrifty 2 reels #031 rose (medium dark value)
Cotton floss:
1 skein DMC #367 medium dark green
2 skeins DMC #500 dark green


Ann's Patterns/Books
Flurry of Butterflies ASK1
Tease Time ASK2
Double Ring Ceremony ASK3
Wrendominiums ASK4
Flower Power ASK5
Kimono Maiden ASK6
Underwater Ballet ASK7
Oriental Butterfly ASK8
Dresden Heart ASK9
Just Plain Folks ASK10
Espalier Angels ASK11
Mr.Snojangles ASK12
Mrs. Snojangles ASK13
Milanese Mutations ASK14
Milanese Medley ASK15
Hungarian Hoopla ASK16
Hungarian Hootenanny ASK17
Opalescence ASK18
Hungarian Hoedown ASK19
Octofleur ASK20
Twickenham ASK21
Tivoli ASK22
Diaper Patterns ASK23
Fanciful Floral ASK24
Creative Canvas Couching ASK25
Friendship Heart ASK26
Angelina ASK27
Santa Sampler ASK28
Red Japanese Lantern ASK29
Bayou Bullfrogs ASK30
Mosaic Magic ASK31
Miss Winter Carnival ASK32
Antlers in the Treetops ASK33
Kokopelli - The Merry Minstrel ASK34
Tis the Season ASK35
Blackwork Butterfly ASK36
Candlelight ASK37
Catching the Breeze ASK38
Clowning Around ASK39
Midnight Oil & Great Balls ASK40
Tiny Tannenbaums ASK41
Blue Oriental Lantern ASK42
Pineapple Parfait ASK43
My Fair Ladies ASK44
Ruby Razzle Dazzle ASK45
Autumn Sunset
ASK 46
Diamond Dazzler
ASK 47
The Heart of Blackwork BASK1
Potpourri of Pattern BASK2
Canvas Appliqué BASK3
Variations and Mutations BASK4
Science/Canvas BASK5
Diaper Patterns BASK6
Backgrounds-The Finishing Touch BASK7
Borders and Bands Book BASK8
Creative Canvas Couching BASK9
Diaper Patterns BASK10
Needle Notes BASK11
Potpourri of Pattern EncoreBASK12


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