Sentiments of Love: Love is a Beautiful Thing

Materials

  • DMC 14-count White Aida
  • DMC: Memory Thread, Pearl Cotton 5, 6-strand Embroidery Floss

Tools

  • DMC: #22 tapestry needle, #10 embroidery needle
  • DMC embroidery scissors

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch:: >1 strand
  • Half-stitch:: >1 strand

Directions

STEP 1

  • Half cross-stitch design centered on fabric. Backstitch lettering. Secure and clip loose ends on back of design.

STEP 2

  • Following Memory Thread placement lines on chart, place length of Memory thread on top of stitched design to estimate the length of thread needed for each design element; add 1” to measured length. Cut length.

STEP 3

  • Using tapestry needle, insert needle into beginning hole in Aida cloth; gently enlarge hole and insert one end of Memory Thread into hole. Repeat process for other end.

STEP 4

  • Hold Memory thread in place and couch it onto surface of Aida cloth using 1 strand floss. Secure Memory Thread ends on back of design with floss; clip excess threads. Repeat until all stems, flowers, and swirls are couched into place.

STEP 5

  • Frame design as desired.
by Alice Okon for DMC Corp

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/138/0c2e1c6e-f2fa-4bcb-b276-efa3aad00e5c.pdf



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Love is a Beautiful Thing
Love is a Beautiful Thing