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.