Celebrate Life Cross-Stitch

Materials

  • DMC Charles Craft 14-count White Aida
  • DMC Memory Thread Floss: 6100, 6160
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: 803, 910

Tools

  • DMC: Embroidery Scissors; Embroidery Needle, size 10; Tapestry Needle, size 22

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: >2 strands
  • Couching Stitch: >1 strand
  • Couching Stitch: >1 strand
  • Half Cross-stitch: >1 strand

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

STEP 1

  • Half cross-stitch design centered on fabric using one strand floss. Backstitch lettering using two strands DMC 535 Ash Gray-VY LT. Secure and clip loose threads 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 thread needed for each design element; add 1” to measured length and cut. Work each piece in same manner.

STEP 3

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

STEP 4

  • Holding Memory Thread in place, couch it onto surface of cloth using one strand floss in colors indicated. Beginning with stem, couch stems into place using one strand DMC 910 Emerald Green-DK. Couch flower petals in place using one strand DMC 803 Baby Blue-UL VY DK.

STEP 5

  • Secure Memory Thread ends on back of design with floss; clip excess threads leaving 1/8” end pressed flat against back of design.
by Alice Okon for The DMC Corp.

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2877/096a43a7-d189-4e42-bbac-55515cbe4a7d.pdf



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Celebrate Life Cross-Stitch
Celebrate Life Cross-Stitch