Bring a little luck of the Irish into your stitching basket with this pair of designs from Frony Ritter. Stitched on Aida or perforated paper, either design can be finished as a small hanging ornament or as a topper for a small box.
Skill Level: Easy Materials
• 7" x 8" piece 14- count mountain sage
marble Aida by DMC®* • 5" x 6" 14- count perforated paper • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans®
USA six-strand embroidery floss* • One skein Painter’s Thread Metallic Braid #4 from Threadnuts* • Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 63.
Stitch Count: 18H x 29W Design Size: 11/4" x 21/8"
Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss. Backstitch over one square using one strand of floss.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• Empty mint tin • White spray paint • Tacky glue • Dark olive hemp cord • Yellow/gold decorative trim
Trim perforated paper to one square from stitching on all sides, using sharp embroidery scissors.
Following manufacturer’s instructions, spray tin with white spray paint; let dry.
Glue stitched piece onto tin lid, making sure to center. Model was embellished with dark olive hemp cord wrapped around bottom.
Refer to Flat-Ornament Finishing Instructions on page 59. Trim and hanger were made with purchased trim.