The ”Magical Sleigh Ride” counted cross stitch kit from RIOLIS contains fabric Aida-Star Zweigart (93% Cotton 7% Metallic Polyester - gives a touch of sparkle to your stitching project) for the work, cotton floss Anchor & thread sorter, metallic pink thread, a needle for embroidery, an instruction and a chart. Frame is not included. The ”Magical Sleigh Ride” counted cross stitch kit from RIOLIS is packed into an original gift box.
Aida-Star is new canvas used in RIOLIS designs. Holographic lurex thread is woven into the fabric which has glimmering shine and gives the work a festive look. It is an ideal choice for a winter picture from RIOLIS Premium line!
This daring trio already rushes from the pages of the catalogue to bring sparkling fun and holiday mood to the home of their masters and their families.
Troika is a unique phenomenon. This word in other languages is associated with Russia. It is a very specific type of harnessing of the horses. Each horse goes by its own gait. Strong and calm with a wide trot and playful and temperamental horses gallop beside each other. Efforts are divided unevenly but the team can race incredibly fast for a long time.
People like the horses and use them not only as means of transportation. High speed and beauty of the movements made them a beloved entertainment.
Do you remember how in War and Peace Rostovs took a ride on Christmas Eve? “From that sleigh one could hear the shouts, laughter, and voices of the mummers. […] It was only by the keener wind that met them and the jerks given by the side horses who pulled harder – ever increasing their gallop – that one noticed how fast the troyka was flying. With screams squeals, and waving of whips that caused even the shaft horses to gallop- the other sleighs followed. The shaft horse swung steadily beneath the bow over its head, with no thought of slackening pace and ready to put on speed when required”.
Harness of the horses is richly decorated. On the embroidered RIOLIS picture reins, belts and arcs of white horses are decorated with Anchor golden metallic thread, beads and bugles.
Frosty and sparkling atmosphere of magic winter night is created with help of special canvas – 14 ct Aida-Star with holographic lurex.
Work on cross stitch kit Magical Sleigh Ride will better fit experienced embroiderers. The size of finished piece is big – 55 x 30 cm. Embroidering you will have to use combined colours and several techniques: cross stitch, half cross stitch, ¾ of cross stitch and stitch. For bead embroidery the needlework kit includes a special second needle.
Related cross stitch patterns:
Christmas - New Year - Winter - Seasons