Au­tumn Bird Hoop

Dec­o­rate for fall with this del­i­cate bird stitched in rich au­tum­nal col­ors. Fin­ished sim­ply in a wooden em­broi­dery hoop, this de­sign will bring a breath of sim­ple el­e­gance to any decor.

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - Durene Jones

Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Ma­te­ri­als

• 12" x 12" piece 28- count white even

weave from Zweigart* • One skein each DMC® or An­chor® six

strand em­broi­dery floss* • 1/4” di­am­e­ter (6.35mm) gold se­quins • Size 24 tapestry nee­dle *See Where to Find It on page 65.

Stitch Count: 84H x 82W De­sign Size: 6" x 57/8"

In­struc­tions: Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss. Where small sym­bols ap­pear, work 1/4 cross stitch us­ing two strands of floss.

Work back­stitch over two threads us­ing one strand of floss

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

At­tach se­quins us­ing two strands of co­or­di­nat­ing floss and re­fer­ring to pho­to­graph for place­ment.

Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions

• 6" em­broi­dery hoop • 6" cir­cle white felt for back­ing • 12" length rib­bon for hang­ing • White craft glue

Af­ter com­plet­ing de­sign, place stitched piece in hoop, cen­ter­ing de­sign. Trim ex­cess fab­ric to leave 1" border around edge. Care­fully fold in ex­cess fab­ric to the back of hoop and cover with felt cir­cle. Glue felt cir­cle to back of hoop, trim­ming felt if needed; al­low to dry overnight. At­tach rib­bon to metal screw on hoop for hanger.

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