Giulia Punti Antichi,
Fabric: 9"x 9" piece 32-count antique white Belfast linen from Zweigart® Stitch Count: 41H x 39W Design Size: 25/ 8" x 21/2"
Instructions: Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss.
Work 1/2 cross stitches over two threads using one strand of metallic thread.
Work closed herringbone stitch over four threads using one strand of metallic thread.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• Two 3"x 3" pieces thin batting • 3"x 3" piece fusible interfacing • 3"x 3" piece ecru felt • 3"x 3" piece cardboard • 21/4" dark red tassel • 22" length dark red cording • Dark red and ecru sewing thread • Tacky glue • Fabric-marking pencil Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible.
Make a cardboard template using pattern provided.
Using cardboard template, trace and cut out one piece each from both pieces of batting, from interfacing and from ecru felt.
Glue both cut pieces of batting to cardboard template.
Center the stitched piece over batting and flip over. Using the fabric-marking pencil, measure and mark 1" from cardboard panel edges all around; trim stitched piece. Center and fuse interfacing to the back of the stitched piece.
Center stitched piece on batting side of cardboard panel, right side up, and wrap linen fabric around back of cardboard panel, gluing in place. Work a running stitch along the linen fabric edge and then pull to gather the hem at the back over the cardboard while applying a small amount of glue.
Press down and let glue dry. Attach tassel with small stitches at the center lower back of ornament.
Cut a 3-foot length of cording, fold in half. Attach the small loop at the back of upper side and fix it in place with small stitches worked with dark red thread.
Fold remainder of cording in half and, starting from the tassel, attach one end of cording at the back of the ornament, going along one side toward the upper side and then repeat for the other side. Use dark red sewing thread and attach cording with small slipstitches.
Glue ecru felt on back of panel and then slipstitch along the edge with ecru sewing thread to secure the felt to the linen fabric.
*DMC® alternative is not a one-to- one equivalent of the floss suggested by the designer. To achieve results pictured, use floss listed in the first column.