Cas­tle Crag Book­mark

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - De­sign by El­iz­a­beth Spur­lock of Sav­ing Graces Fine Needlearts

Skill Level: Be­gin­ner Ma­te­ri­als

• 9"x 3" piece 14- count coun­try mocha vin­tage Aida from Zweigart* • One skein each Pres­en­cia® or DMC® six-strand em­broi­dery floss* • Size 24 ta­pes­try nee­dle *See Where to Find It on page 110 . Stitch Count: 106H x 26W De­sign Size: 75/8" x 17/8"

In­struc­tions:

Cross stitch over one square us­ing two strands of floss.

Work half cross stitch over one square us­ing two strands of floss.

Back­stitch over one square us­ing two strands 1237/970.

Fin­ish­ing In­struc­tions:

Press fin­ished piece from re­verse side, straight­en­ing as much as pos­si­ble. Fold left-hand edge un­der by 1/8", then fold un­der again 1/4"; hem us­ing run­ning stitch and co­or­di­nat­ing thread. Re­peat on right-hand edge. Fringe top and bot­tom of book­mark by care­fully pulling eight threads from top and bot­tom rows. Trim fringe to 5/8".

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