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Design by Kathleen Berlew of KBB Crafts & Stitches
Skill Level: Confident Beginner Materials
• Seven 7"x 7" pieces 14- count black
Aida from Charles Craft* • One skein each DMC® or Presencia®
six-strand embroidery floss* • Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 110.
W: 22H x 25W C,O, M: 22H x 22W L,E: 22H x 23W each Design Size: 21/2" x 21/2"
Instructions: Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss.
Work French knot for W snake’s eye where appears using two strands 317/8705 and wrapping floss around needle twice.
Work backstitch over one square using one strand of floss unless otherwise noted.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• Felt: gray, black • DMC® embroidery floss: blanc, 310, 740 • 48" orange rickrack • White craft glue
Trim stitched Aida panels to measure 35 squares wide by 34 squares high, centering design. Cut seven 3" x 31/2" panels each from gray and black felt. Pin a stitched piece to each gray felt panel approximately 1/4" from bottom edge. Using one strand 310, backstitch stitched pieces to gray felt panels, working backstitch three squares from edges.
Pin gray felt panels to black felt panels wrong sides facing. Sew felt panel pairs together using blanc and running stitch. Fringe edges of stitched panels by pulling threads from outermost two squares of Aida; fluff exposed threads to fringe.
Arrange completed panels in order on work surface 1" apart and with top edges even. Center orange rickrack over top of felt panels. Using one strand 740, stitch rickrack to panels to join them, referring to photo as needed.