Rockin’ Robin

Stitch this sweet robin to a home-made cush­ion us­ing sol­u­ble can­vas

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You will need

• DMC sol­u­ble can­vas

• Ready-made cush­ion cover, ap­prox 30cm x 30cm (this branch de­sign is ideal)

• Cush­ion pad

• Em­broi­dery hoop

• Em­broi­dery silks in brown, red, white, grey, gold and black

• Em­broi­dery nee­dles

To Make

❶ Cut a piece of sol­u­ble can­vas a cou­ple of cm larger than the robin (ac­tual size of robin: ap­prox 7cm x 7cm). Re­move the cush­ion pad from the cover. Po­si­tion the piece of can­vas on the front of the cover and tack in place. Place in an em­broi­dery hoop.

❷ Em­broi­der the cross stitch robin, start­ing at the cen­tre, fol­low­ing the di­a­gram op­po­site. Di­vide your em­broi­dery threads into two-strand lengths. Where pos­si­ble, stitch in rows, work­ing di­ag­o­nally from bot­tom left to top right of each square to the end of each row; then come back along the row, com­plet­ing the stitch from bot­tom right to top left, un­til the area is stitched as charted. End threads by run­ning the nee­dle un­der the last few stitches at the back of the fab­ric, and then trim the ends.

❸ When the robin is com­pleted, dis­solve the sol­u­ble can­vas, fol­low­ing the man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions. Al­low the fab­ric to dry com­pletely.

❹ Turn cush­ion cover in­side out and press the seams. Turn the right side out, and in­sert the pad.

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