DMC Sampler Project DESIGNED BY DMC Shine like a diamond Relish these simple sampler motifs with the added seasonal sparkle of metallic threads W hat a great Christmas present – a cross stitch design worked entirely in whole stitches! Whether you are new to cross stitch or have been a needle master for decades, designs like this hold universal appeal when you just want to count, stitch and see your work complete under your needle without adding backstitch. Stitching the sampler on 11-count aida will make it much quicker to work up as a large project, too. DMC have created this feel-good design using traditional sampler motifs brought up-to-date with their Diamant Grandé metallic thread. Featuring all six shades from the Grandé range, the threads give subtle Try new threads Factb Stitching Time Approx. 10 hours Type of Stitches Cross stitch Ease of Stitching Beginner sparkle and create a 3D texture, and they’re easier to work with than regular metallics. Slightly dampen the metallic thread before you stitch to help it lie flat in your finished piece. This is such an adaptable design! Mix and match the motifs to make tags, cards, gift bags, biscornu and anything else you care to think of! Meet the company DMC DMC is a big name in cross stitch! One of the best needlecraft brands, DMC still produces cotton threads on the same site in France where they were founded in 1746. DMC provides everything needlecraft from threads and fabrics, patterns and kits, through to needles and scissors. Most of the stitched models in are worked using DMC threads. WOXS www.gathered.how/woxs The World of Cross Stitching 36
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