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Octoberfest! An Embroidered Kaleidoscope


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Octoberfest! is a downloadable PDF instructional and project e-book featuring a leafy autumn kaleidoscope design embroidered in vibrant seasonal colors.

The e-book includes seven patterns to choose from, including the featured design and six variations - frames, swashes, and two alternative kaleidoscopes.

Suitable for beginners and beyond, Octoberfest! offers clear step-by-step instructions focusing on the order of work, thread combining for gradual changes in color, and detailed stitch instructions.

You'll find a color and stitch layout guide as well as a complete list of materials and resources for the materials used in the featured design.

The 21-page PDF (17MB) is loaded with tips to ensure your stitching success, whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned embroiderer looking for some fun seasonal stitching!

Embroidery Threads for Octoberfest!

House of Embroidery has produced a special mini collection of overdyed threads for Octoberfest! The mini collection is available at a discount for Needle 'n Thread readers, with free shipping in the US. You can find further information about the threads, with links and a discount code, in this overview of Octoberfest!

File Delivery

Within moments after purchasing, the download link for the PDF will be delivered to the email address you used to make your purchase (in PayPal).

Download the file directly to your computer first. From there, you can move the file to any mobile device or tablet that will accommodate PDFs, by saving it to your library and syncing your device with your library.

If you don't receive your download link within half an hour of placing your order, or if you have any trouble with your download, please contact me at mary(at)needlenthread(dot)com.

Refund Policy on E-Books

Due to the automatic delivery of download links and the digital nature of e-books, there are no refunds on e-books. Thanks for understanding!