Skill Level: Confident Beginner Materials
• 9"x 9" piece 28- count lazy river
Jobelan® from Wichelt Imports Inc.* • One skein DMC® or Sullivans® USA six
strand embroidery floss* • One skein Weeks Dye Works™ Hand
Over Dyed Floss* • Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 110. Stitch Count: 41H x 46W Design Size: 27/8" x 31/4"
Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• Black felt • 11" length black pompom fringe trim • Polyester fiberfill • Small piece of lightweight cardboard • 4" wooden embroidery hoop • Black acrylic paint • Paintbrush • Hot- glue gun
Separate hoop pieces and trace around outer hoop onto cardboard; cut out circle. Using cardboard circle as a template, trace circle onto black felt; cut out felt. Set aside.
Paint exterior of outer hoop pieces black; let dry completely.
Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Center the stitched design on top of the inside piece of hoop; then, positioning screw at center top, carefully push the outer rim in place. Tighten the screw to secure.
Trim excess fabric on the back of the hoop so that it fits nicely tucked into the back of the hoop. Gently hot-glue edges into place on the back of the hoop, taking care not to get glue on the back of the stitched design.
Add a small amount of fiberfill behind the stitched piece to fill the cavity of the hoop so that design lies flat.
Hot-glue the cardboard circle onto the back of the hoop; hot-glue felt circle onto cardboard.
Starting at the top of the hoop, hot-glue pompom trim around edges of hoop, forming a loop at the top for hanging. Trim excess trim as needed.