Sentiments of Love Series: Be Joyful

Materials

  • Charles Craft 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 length of thread needed for each element; add 1” to measured length. Cut length.

STEP 3

  • Using tapestry needle, insert needle into beginning hole in Aida cloth. Gently enlarge hole; 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 DMC 310 Black floss. Secure Memory Thread ends on back of design with floss; clip excess threads.

STEP 5

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

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/1941/14e7a512-105c-4794-bb63-7a7aaf423a3d.pdf



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Be Joyful
Be Joyful