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.
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.