Gwendalyn & Twitch
Skill Level: Easy Materials • 11" x 10" piece 28- count Flapper
Cashel linen from Picture This Plus* • One skein each DMC® or Anchor® six
strand embroidery floss* • Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 62. Stitch Count: 92H x 75W Design Size: 65/8" x 53/8"
Instructions: Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss.
Backstitch over two threads using one strand of floss, unless otherwise noted.
Work straight stitch for wand shine using two strands 727/289. Í
Work French knot where appears for cauldron bubbles using two strands 310/403 and wrapping floss around needle twice. Finishing Materials & Instructions • Thin cardboard • Padded mounting board • 3/8 yard coordinating fabric • 20" piece 16- gauge black craft wire • One 12" length each orange, purple
and green ribbon • Craft glue • Hot- glue gun • Wire cutters Refer to Flat-Ornament Finishing Instructions on page 62.
Referring to the project photo, bend the center of the craft wire into a heart shape, crossing ends to form an arch shape. Trim ends even to desired hanging length. Set aside.
Using finished ornament as a template, cut a piece of cardboard 1/2" larger on all sides than ornament. Cut two pieces of coordinating fabric 1" larger than cardboard. Center one piece of fabric wrong side down on cardboard. Fold edges to back of cardboard, mitering corners. Glue edges of fabric to back of cardboard.
With second piece of fabric, fold edges back so that this piece fits over fabric on back of cardboard. Press edges of fabric. Set aside.
Place hanger at top back of cardboard. Hot-glue ends of hanger to cardboard. Cover back of cardboard that has hanger attached with second piece of fabric, gluing fabric down. ( Be sure to cover ends of hanger,)
Glue stitched ornament to center of fabric-covered cardboard.
Tie the three ribbons in a bow around center of wire; trim ends as needed.
Gwendalyn & Twitch