Vir­ginia Creeper

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - Olesya Novozhilova

A flow­er­ing vine takes cen­ter stage in this sim­ple yet at­ten­tion-de­mand­ing de­sign. The Vir­ginia creeper, also known as five-fin­ger vine, whose leaves turn from green to red in the fall, is na­tive to east­ern and cen­tral North Amer­ica and its tiny berries pro­vide a pow­er­ful food source for many birds. Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Ma­te­ri­als

• 11" x 10" piece 40- count New­cas­tle

linen from Zweigart* • One skein each DMC® or Sul­li­vans®

USA six-strand em­broi­dery floss* • Size 28 tapestry nee­dle *See Where to Find It on page 65. Stitch Count: 87H x 67W De­sign Size: 43/8" x 33/8" In­struc­tions: Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss. Back­stitch over two threads us­ing one strand of floss.

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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