Thread

Sentiments of Love: Love is a Beautiful Thing

By  Alice Okon  for  DMC Corp

size: ginished design: 4"x6-1/2"; stitch count: 56 w x 89 h

  • 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 Types

Half-stitch:: 1 strand
Backstitch:: 1 strand

Pattern - Love is a Beautiful Thing

  • 1. Half cross-stitch design centered on fabric. Backstitch lettering. Secure and clip loose ends on back of design.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 5. Frame design as desired.

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