Exotic Bird Series: Cockatoo

stitch count: 106 w x 145 h; finished stitching size: 7-1/2"x10-1/4"


  • Charles Craft Bright Ideas 14-count Polar Ice Aida (DMC)
  • 6-strand embroidery floss in colors listed on chart (DMC)

Stitch Types

Backstitch: : 1 strand
Cross-stitch: : 2 strands
Petite stitch: : 2 strands


  • Tapestry needle (DMC), #24


  • 1. Fold Aida cloth in half and in half again opposite way to find center. Mark center with contrasting thread.
  • 2. Using two strands of floss to cross-stitch and petite stitch, and one strand to backstitch, stitch design centered on fabric.

by Mike Vickery for DMC Corporation

Pattern - Exotic Bird Series: Cockatoo


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