Fairies

June’s Pearl Fairy

MD52

Second in Nora Corbett’s “Year of the Fairies” Collection, June’s Pearl Fairy is a celebration of soft summer sunlight. Awash in tiny pastel pearls, >from the tips of her iridescent wings to the hem of her gold gown, she is caught in a contemplative dance. Swirling ribbons of pink satin and seed pearls float gracefully around her as she steps lightly across a carpet of wild flowers.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count White Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Antique White Linen. Stitched area is 11 ¹" x 16 ²" with a stitch count of 177 x 265.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
02003 Glass Seed Bead
02024 Glass Seed Bead
03056 Antique Glass Bead
12144 Glass Treasure - 6 total
12151 Glass Treasure - 2 total
12210 Glass Treasure - 2 total
42018 Petite Glass Bead
42031 Petite Glass Bead
Kreinik Metallic Threads
023 #4 Very Fine Braid
150V #4 Very Fine Braid

April’s Blue Diamond

MD47

First in Nora Corbett’s “Year of the Fairies” Collection, the Blue Diamond Fairy is an elegant tribute to the mercurial month of April. Inspired by elaborate
Victorian designs, her demure gown is overlaid with exquisite “blue diamond” beading, accented with a crown of flowers and pearls.
Nora

Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Cream linen
Stitched area is 12.25" w x 16.75" h with a stitch count of 195 x 268. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC needed
white (3)
315
316
317
356
368
369
414
434
502
503
504
598
754
758
778
801
814
819
902
915
917
932
948
3051
3052
3078
3371
3608
3689
3726
3753
3768
3807
3811
5283
Kreinik Metallic Threads
014 #4 Very Fine Braid
1432 #8 Very Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
00150
00275
02026
03050
40479
12121
12122
12124 (2)
12224

Enchanted Dreamer

MD43

Formed of colors only found in mystical glades, or in Nora Corbett’s watercolor palette, this sleepy beauty snuggles into slumber, ivory arms wrapped around a golden, jewel-tasseled pillow. Awash in shades of shell, coral, celadon and evening blue (with touches of fairy dust, of course), she’ll drift off happily in any wood-paneled music room, softly lit hallway, or elegant bedchamber. Remember, stitch quietly.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Permin Bonnie Blue Linen supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Confederate Gray Linen. Stitched area is 11 3/4" x 14 1/4 " with a stitch count of 187 x 225.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
02019 Crystal Honey Glass Seed Bead
03048 Cinnamon Red Antique Glass Bead
13007 Margarita Topaz Crystal Treasure (two packages)
13053 Very Small Teardrop Emerald Crystal Treasure ( two packages)
Kreinik Metallic Threads
007 #4 Very Fine Braid
150V #4 Very Fine Braid

Titania Queen Of The Fairies

MD38

The companion to Nora Corbett’s 1997 “A Midsummer Night’s Fairy,” Titania harks from the same enchanted, misted wood. Resplendent in a simple rosebud crown and a pair of golden, gauzy, gorgeous wings, she perches upon a tiny limb and offers these words from Shakespeare to all who lovingly stitch her sumptuous rose and coral gown:
“Hand in hand, with fairy grace, will we sing and bless this place.”

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Chestnut Linen by Permin supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate Fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Sand Linen. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each. Design area is 11" x 18" with a stitch count of 165 x 279.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
001 Blending Filament
9192 #4 Very Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
02002 Glass Seed Bead
02019 Glass Seed Bead
03050 Antique Glass Bead
13010 Crystal Treasures

Three For Tea

MD37

Unlike many of us in the workaday world, these three lovely enchanted beings haven’t forgotten the importance of the quiet reflection and gentle conversation that comes with taking tea. At a quarter of three, with hair let down, stately gowns and mother-of-pearl cups in hand, they remind us all that there’s nothing quite like a spot of tea for setting the world to rights.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Permin supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate Fabric is Zweigart 32 count Raw Belfast Linen®. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each. Design area is 12" x 14" with a stitch count of 168 x 222.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
023 #4 Very Fine Braid
026 #4 Very Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
03050 Antique Glass Bead
03057 Antique Glass Bead

A Midsummer Night’s Fairy

MD30

Behold! ‘Tis but a fair wood sprite perched upon a mossy branch in the misty gloaming of a midsummer’s eve! From her periwinkle crown to her sweeping purple satin hem to the iridescent span of her swallow-tailed wings, she’s scarce bigger than a lightening bug. But lest she fool you by her tiny size, remember well her magical powers. Save the stitching of her enchanted glowing wand for last, then watch as she casts her mystical spell over all who pass close by.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Stony Point linen from Wichelt Imports. Design area is 10 ¸" x 17 ¹" with a stitch count of 168 x 273.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Beads by Mill Hill
00479 - Glass Seed Bead
02015 - Glass Seed Bead
02016 - Glass Seed Bead
03037 - Antique Glass Bead
03055 - Antique Glass Bead
42011 - Petite Glass Bead
13007 - Crystal Treasure
Kreinik Metallic Threads
BF044
BF024

Fairy Flora

MD7

Sprightly and lithe, the tiniest of forest fairies flits among dew-covered flowers and berries. Barely bigger than a blossom herself, her dress is fashioned from fresh lavender petals, her wings from silvery cobweb silk, and her magic wand from a single falling star. Take care or you’re sure to fall under her magical spell with the first turn of your needle.

Stitched on 32 count Barnwood Linen By Wichelt Imports (2 over 2).
Design area is 8 x 20 inches. Stitch count is 126 x 320. DMC floss used.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Beads By Mill Hill
00161
00275
02024
70161 Small Bugle Bead
Kreinik Balger Blending Filament
013