Armed with her book of spells and her cauldron lunch pail, this adorable student witch is ready for a day of learning. Design by Lois Winston for DMC Corp.
Skill Level: Intermediate
• 13" x 11" piece 16- count white Aida from Charles Craft Inc.*
• One skein each DMC® six-strand embroidery floss*
• One skein each DMC® Light Effects thread*
• Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 112.
310 black 3865 winter white 951 tawny, lt. 967 apricot, vy. lt. 739 tan, ul. vy. lt. 743 yellow, med. 742 tangerine, lt. 741 tangerine, med. 166 moss green, med. lt. 165 moss green, vy. lt. 3803 mauve, dk. 208 lavender, vy. dk. 3801 melon, vy. dk. 154 grape, vy. dk. 153 violet, vy. lt. 3021 brown gray, vy. dk. 452 shell gray, med. 3024 brown gray, vy. lt. 911 emerald green, med. 913 Nile green, med.
DMC® Light Effects Thread
E990 neon green E317 titanium
E990 neon green Stitch Count: 112H x 66W Design Size: 7" x 41/8"
Instructions: Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss or thread.
Backstitch over one square using one strand of floss.
Work French knot using one strand of floss or thread and wrapping floss around needle twice.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• Coordinating fabric • Polyester fiberfill • Thread • Stiff cardboard • 1 yard 5mm twisted cording* • Fabric marker • Hand-sewing needle • Straight pins • Craft glue *Twisted- Cording Instructions appear on page 112.
Gently press and straighten stitched piece from reverse side.
With fabric marker, measure 1" from all four sides of stitching, centering stitching within a 6" x 9" rectangle. Round top corners; cut out shape.
Using trimmed stitched piece as template, cut a piece of coordinating fabric to the same size. Place stitched piece and fabric right sides together, and using 1/2" seam allowance, stitch along sides and curved top. Clip curves and turn right side out. Press bottom raw edge under 1/2"; stuff with fiberfill.
Draw and cut out a 3" circle from cardboard. Using cardboard as template, cut out a piece of coordinating fabric that is 1" larger all around than cardboard. Center and glue cardboard to wrong side of fabric circle and allow to dry. Trim fabric to 1/2" from cardboard and clip curves of fabric; turn in fabric edges over cardboard and press in place if needed.
Hand-sew circle into opening on stuffed unit, with cardboard toward the inside and matching edges, to form bottom of centerpiece.
Beginning at one bottom edge, glue twisted cording over the seam between the stitched piece and fabric, from one edge to the other; secure cording but do not cut. Continue gluing twisted cording around circle at base; secure cording at back of centerpiece and trim excess cording.