Spring Wren Wreath

A diminu­tive, feath­ered friend perches atop a bloom­ing wreath with in­ter­twined sprigs of li­lac, Queen Anne’s lace and For­get-Me-Nots, cre­at­ing a botan­i­cal de­sign that is ev­er­last­ing.

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - Lu­cie Heaton

Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Ma­te­ri­als

• 13" x 13" piece 28- count ivory Brit­tney Lu­gana from Zweigart®*

• One skein each DMC® or Sul­li­vans® USA six-strand embroidery floss*

• Size 24 ta­pes­try nee­dle

*See Where to Find It on page 63.

Stitch Count: 96H x 96W De­sign Size: 67/8" x 67/8"

In­struc­tions: Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss.

Back­stitch over two threads us­ing one strand of floss.

Work French knot us­ing two strands of floss and wrap­ping floss around nee­dle twice.

Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions

• 9" wooden embroidery hoop

• Dou­ble-sided tape

• Self-ad­he­sive felt

Press stitched piece from re­verse side, straight­en­ing as much as pos­si­ble. Place dou­ble-sided tape on in­side of in­ner hoop. Cen­ter stitched piece over in­ner hoop and fold ex­cess linen to back, press­ing fab­ric onto dou­ble-sided tape. Trim as needed.

Place outer hoop over stitched piece and in­ner hoop. Tighten knob to se­cure. Us­ing hoop as a tem­plate, cut self­ad­he­sive felt to same size. Care­fully place felt over back of stitched piece and press into place; trim as needed.

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