Cross-stitch “A Perfect Sundae”

Materials

  • Wichelt Imports 28-count Summer Sky Hand-Dyed Jobelan (429-504)
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • The Gentle Art Sampler & Shaker Thread 6-strand Floss

Stitch Type

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

Basic Supplies

needle, scissors, q-snap or hoop

Directions

STEP 1

  • Stitch design centered on fabric over two strands floss. (Note: When stitching with Gentle Art Floss, complete each cross-stitch individually to achieve unique over-dyed look.)

STEP 2

  • Backstitch design as follows: word “Life” with one strand DMC 336 Navy Blue; word “Liberty with one strand DMC 815 Garnet-MD; phrase “and the pursuit” with two strands DMC 336 Navy Blue; phrase “of the perfect” with two strands DMC 815 Garnet-MD; word “sundae” with one strand DMC 815 Garnet-MD; wafer cookie with one strand GA Shaker 7059 Pumpkin Pie; cherries with one strand DMC 815 Garnet-MD; cherry stem with two strands DMC 3790 Beige Gray-UL DK; all other items (including dish and ice cream) with one strand DMC 310 Black.

STEP 3

  • Stitch border using long stitches of Smyrna Stars using strands DMC 336 Navy Blue and DMC 815 Garnet-MD. Stitch French Knot center of Smyrna Stars using one strand DMC 336 Navy Blue or one strand DMC 815 Garnet-MD.

STEP 4

  • Frame as desired.
by Jennifer Rodriguez for Always Time to Stitch

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2876/4d0c4cbe-2f51-4c8f-a494-66f94c41bc6a.pdf



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“A Perfect Sundae”
“A Perfect Sundae”