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   December 23, 2014


cross stitch kit magical sleigh ride


Winter novelty from brand RIOLIS Premium is the cross stitch kit 100/046 Magical Sleigh Ride. You can find this kit in our latest catalogue 2015. 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.