15”x13” Little Boy Blue 28-count Cashel Linen (Zweigart)
6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC)
Teeny Weeny Overdyed Buttons (TW-151 and TW-104) (Hillcreek Designs)
White Ribbon Floss (142-2) (Homestead Needle Arts)
Frame: Stephen’s Frame Shop
Backstitch: >1 strand
Cross-stitch: >2 strands
Stitch design centered on fabric over two threads.
Attach button to pinwheel centers using 1 strand of floss. “Flowing Bow” (attach as seen in photograph); thread 18” length of white ribbon floss through large eye tapestry needle. Put needle down through fabric slightly below button bringing needle back through. Remove needle; even up ribbon ends; tie bow and tack center using 1 strand B5200. Run ends of “bow streamers” as desired down through fabric loosely to add dimension securing ends on back of fabric through existing cross-stitches. Attach button at center of bow.
NOTE: You may want to use 1 strand of coordinating floss to tack down streamers to further secure for mounting.
by Lynda Williams/Angie Williams for Fresh Threads Studio