The words on this oval sampler capture the spiritual essence of Easter, while the butterflies, baskets and blooms are worldly reminders of springtime.
Skill Level: Intermediate Materials
• 14" x 12" piece 28- count denim blue linen from Wichelt Imports Inc.*
• One skein each DMC® or Sullivans® USA six-strand embroidery floss*
• One package Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads*
• Size 24 tapestry needle
• Beading needle
• Professionally framed* *See Where to Find It on page 62.
Stitch Count: 102H x 75W Design Size: 71/ 3" x 53/8"
Instructions: Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Work 1/4 cross stitch where small symbols appear using two strands floss.
Backstitch over two threads using one strand of floss.
Work four-sided stitch (red lines) over two threads using one strand ecru.
Work Algerian eye stitch over four threads using two strands 162. Í
Work French knot where appears using two strands ecru and wrapping floss around needle twice.