HOW TO… TAKE YOUR STITCH­ING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

We have in­cluded some more ad­vanced stitch­ing tech­niques in this project to help you to de­velop your stitch­ing skills, ready for your next chal­lenge…

Cross Stitcher - - Create A Classic -

FRAC­TIONAL STITCHES FOR SHAP­ING:

The ele­phant is cre­ated us­ing a curved out­line so plenty of frac­tional stitches are used. Frac­tion­als are the best way de­sign­ers can keep their de­signs look­ing fluid and re­al­is­tic.

METALLICS FOR DEC­O­RA­TION:

In keep­ing with the theme of this project, metallics have been used for or­nate dec­o­ra­tion and to pro­vide glit­ter­ing high­lights. Re­mem­ber to keep the thread lengths short.

FRENCH KNOTS FOR TEXTURE:

There are a few French knots scat­tered across the de­sign to add a rich texture to your cush­ion. If you're new to French knots, fol­low our guide on page 87 to start you off.

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