A Fairy’s Re­treat

Just Cross Stitch - - A Fairy’s Retreat - De­sign by Lee Fisher of StitchyFish De­signs Fin­ished by Becky Cade

Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Ma­te­ri­als

• 13" x 11" piece (Framed) and 12" x 8" piece (Book­mark) 28- count white Monaco from Zweigart®* • One skein each DMC® or Sul­li­vans®

USA six-strand em­broi­dery floss* • Size 24 ta­pes­try nee­dle • Pro­fes­sion­ally framed* *See Where to Find It on page 62.

Stitch Count:

Framed: 90H x 60W Book­mark: 73H x 22W

De­sign Size:

Framed: 61/2" x 41/ 3" Book­mark: 51/4" x 15/8"


Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss. Work par­tial cross stitches where small sym­bols ap­pear us­ing two strands of floss.

Back­stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss.

Work straight stitch us­ing two strands of floss.

Work French knots us­ing one strand of floss and wrap­ping floss around nee­dle twice.

Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions

• 8" x 4" piece card­board (Book­mark) • 8" x 4" piece co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric

(Book­mark) • Co­or­di­nat­ing sewing thread • Sewing ma­chine (op­tional)

Book­mark: Press stitched piece from re­v­erse side, straight­en­ing as much as pos­si­ble. Trim stitched piece to 1/2" from stitch­ing on all sides.

Cut co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric to same size as trimmed stitched piece. Cut card­board 1/4" smaller on all sides than co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric.

Place stitched piece and co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric right sides to­gether. Sew to­gether us­ing 1/4" seam al­lowance, leav­ing bot­tom open.

Turn book­mark right side out; in­sert card­board through open­ing. Turn un­der seam al­lowance; hand-sew open­ing closed.

Trim was made us­ing co­or­di­nat­ing twisted-cord­ing* and dec­o­ra­tive gold beads. * Twisted-Cord­ing In­struc­tions ap­pear on page 61.

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