Dainty flowers with French knots square up nicely in this refreshing design. The tiny beads add a bit of sparkle, which is perfect for a patio or poolside table.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner Materials
• One 12" x 12" piece 28- count white
evenweave from Zweigart* • One skein each DMC® or Presencia®
six-strand embroidery floss* • One package Mill Hill Glass Seed
Beads* • Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 64. Stitch Count: 82H x 82W Design Size: 57/8" x 57/8"
Instructions: Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Í
Work French knot where appears using two strands of 972/1232 and wrapping floss around needle twice.
Work backstitch over two threads using two strands of floss.
Attach each bead with a cross stitch using one strand 972/1232.
Materials & Finishing Instructions
• 91/2" x 91/2" (design area) mahoganyfinish small square tray #68001 from Sudberry House* • Package of 1/8” spacers *See Where to Find It on page 64.
Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Follow manufacturer's instructions to insert stitched piece into tray. Before inserting glass top, apply 1/8" spacers along the edges of the fabric on each side of the tray.
Make it your own:
Accessorize your serving tray and craft a set of coordinating coasters by stitching individual motifs from this design; adding a border is optional.