Exotic Bird Series: Toucan

Materials

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

Tools

  • Tapestry needle (DMC), #24

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: : > 1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: : > 2 strands
  • French Knot: : > 2 strands (wrapped 2 times)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Fold Aida cloth in half and in half again opposite way to find center. Mark center with contrasting thread.

STEP 2

  • Using two strands of floss to cross-stitch and one strand to backstitch design centered on fabric. Use two strands of floss to make French knots, wrapping floss around needle twice for each knot.
by Mike Vickery for DMC Corporation

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/1653/0cbf7727-2b7e-4048-9373-5c44d0b09ce6.pdf



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Toucan
Toucan Closeup View of Toucan Picture
Closeup View of Toucan Picture Toucan Head
Toucan Head Different View
Different View Another Different View
Another Different View