Turkish Bird Motif

By  Jennifer Rodriguez  for  Always Time to Stitch

size of stitched area: 7-1/8"x5" stitch count: 100 w x 70 h


  • Wichelt Imports 28-count Queen Anne’s Lace Hand-Dyed Jobelan (429-509)
  • The Gentle Art Sampler and Shaker Thread 6-strand Floss

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, embroidery needle, q-snap or hoop (optional), fabric glue, sewing machine

Stitch Types

Cross-stitch: 2 strands
Backstitch: 2 strands

Pattern - Turkish Bird Motif

  • 1. Cross-stitch design centered on fabric over two strands using two strands of floss. (Note: When stitching with Gentle Art Floss, complete each cross-stitch individually to achieve unique over-dyed look.)
  • 2. Backstitch design using two strands of 0190 Forest Glade. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 3. Finish design into pillow top or as desired.
  • Tip
  • 1. For easy finishing, adhere stitched design to purchased pillow using fabric glue or machine-sew around edges to secure.