Winter Cardinal Skill Level: Easy
DMC® Sullivans® 304 45050 red, med. 310 45053 black 902 45252 garnet, vy. dk. 729 45173 old gold, med. 645 45151 beaver gray, vy. dk. B5200 45002 snow white Backstitches 645 45151 beaver gray, vy. dk. *DMC® alternative is not a one-to- one equivalent to the floss suggested by the designer. To achieve results pictured, use floss listed in the first column.
Fabric: 10" x 9" piece 14-count oatmeal variegated Aida from Wichelt Imports Inc. Stitch Count: 55H x 36W Design Size: 4" x 25/ 8" Instructions: Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss. Backstitch over one square using one strand of floss.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• 10" piece jute twine • Wooden dowel or tree branch • Sewing thread Trim stitched piece to 2" from sides and bottom and 21/2" from top of stitching. Pull four horizontal Aida threads at bottom of stitched piece to create fringe. Fold stitched piece in half with right sides together. Sew 1/4" seam along long sides. Turn piece right side out. Place stitched side on terry towel; press ornament from reverse side. Fold top edge under 11/2"; hemstitch in place. Slide dowel through sleeve at top; tie twine to ends of dowel for hanger.