Black­work Easter Eggs

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - De­sign by Lois Win­ston for DMC Corp.

Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Ma­te­ri­als

• 9" x 10" piece (or­na­ment) and 18" x 18" piece (pil­low) 28- count white Monaco from Charles Craft* • One skein DMC® Coloris floss* • One skein each DMC® six-strand embroidery floss* • Size 24 ta­pes­try nee­dle

Stitch Count

Pil­low: 139H x 139W Or­na­ment: 45H x 35W

De­sign Size

Pil­low: 10" x 10" Or­na­ment: 31/4" x 21/2"

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

Back­stitch over two threads us­ing one strand of floss.

Work di­a­mond Al­ge­rian eye stitch over 12 threads us­ing one strand of floss.

Work Al­ge­rian eye stitch over four threads us­ing one strand of floss.

Work Al­ge­rian eye stitch over two threads us­ing one strand of floss.

Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions

• 16" x 16" pil­low form • Two 11" x 17" rec­tan­gles co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric • Co­or­di­nat­ing sew­ing thread • Straight pins • Tem­plate ma­te­rial • 1/8"-wide twisted cord­ing • Sew­ing ma­chine (op­tional)

Pil­low

Press stitched piece from re­verse side, straight­en­ing as much as pos­si­ble. Trim stitched piece to 17" x 17".

Fold un­der 1/4" twice on one 17" side of one co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric rec­tan­gle. Press and stitch to cre­ate fin­ished edge. Re­peat with re­main­ing co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric rec­tan­gle.

Plac­ing right sides to­gether, align un­fin­ished edge of one co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric rec­tan­gle with top edge of stitched piece. Pin in place. Re­peat on bot­tom edge of stitched piece with re­main­ing co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric rec­tan­gle. Fin­ished edges of co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric will over­lap, al­low­ing in­ser­tion of pil­low form.

Us­ing 1/2" seam al­lowance, sew around all sides of pil­low. Clip cor­ners to re­duce bulk. Turn right side out. Insert pil­low form.

Or­na­ment

Us­ing tem­plate pro­vided, make a tem­plate. Cen­ter tem­plate over stitched piece. Pin in place. Trim stitched piece to same size as tem­plate. Re­fer to FlatOr­na­ment Fin­ish­ing In­struc­tions on page 59. Hanger and trim were made us­ing 1/8"-wide twisted-cord­ing.

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