work­ing the de­sign

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Cut a 30 x 30cm square of linen. Mea­sure 6.5cm in from the left hand edge and 9.5cm down from the top edge. Start here by em­broi­der­ing the tip of the ele­phant’s tail (shown red on the chart). Copy the chart, the square shown red on the trunk will be the end of the tail of the next ele­phant. Em­broi­der three ele­phants in a con­tin­u­ous line.

Work the next row nine threads down, re­vers­ing the ele­phants this time so they are march­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. Re­peat these two rows to make a to­tal of four rows.

Twenty-one threads out from the ele­phants at each side and thirty-six rows from the top and bot­tom of the ele­phants, work a line of cross-stitches.

When com­plete, press the work face down on a towel. With the em­broi­dery cen­tred, trim the fab­ric to a 27 x 27cm square.

Ele­phant cross-stitch chart

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