Merry Christmas Skill Level: Intermediate Weeks Dye Works™ Hand Over Dyed Floss DMC® Alternatives Listed in Parentheses* X 1265 (936) garrison green — Backstitches — 1265 (936) garrison green 2264 (498) garnet French Knot Í 2264 (498) garnet Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads Í G42012 royal plum *DMC® alternatives are not one-to- one equivalents of the floss suggested by the designer. To achieve results pictured, use floss listed in the first column. Fabric: 9" x 10" piece 36-count aspen linen from Weeks Dye Works™ Stitch Count: 47H x 64W Design Size: 22/ 3"x 4"
Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads Royal Plum # G42012; Kelmscott Designs 1/2" Mini Star mother-of-pearl button; beading needle.
Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss.
Backstitch over two threads using two strands of floss.
Attach beads using one strand 2264 and 1/2 cross stitch. Referring to photo, attach star button, stringing three beads on floss as shown.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• Weeks Dye Works™ floss 1265 • 6"x 6" piece green wool fabric • Pinking shears • Polyester fiberfill • 1 yard red velvet 1/4"- wide doublefaced silk satin ribbon from Ribbon Connections • Fabric-marking pencil • Coordinating sewing thread Using two strands of floss, backstitch an outline around stitched design ten threads from stitching on all sides. Trim linen 1/2" outside backstitched outline. Fold 1/2" seam allowance to back, mitering corners; press and baste in place.
Using pinking shears, cut a piece of wool fabric 1/2" larger all around than stitched piece. Center stitched piece on wool, wrong side of stitched piece facing right side of wool; sew in place, leaving opening for stuffing. Stuff with fiberfill; sew opening closed.
Mark ribbon 2" from both ends. Fold ribbon in half and mark center. Fold in quarters, marking quarter folds. Unfold ribbon and pin center mark at top center of pillow. Pin each quarter mark at side centers. At bottom center, pin each 2" end mark, leaving ends free.
Starting and finishing at bottom of pillow, gently gather and sew ribbon to pillow, creating ruffle. Adjust ribbon to create even tails at bottom. z