Stu­dent Witch

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.

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents -

Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate

Ma­te­ri­als

• 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.

DMC®

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.

Back­stitch

310 black

French Knot

310 black

DMC® Light Ef­fects Thread

E990 neon green E317 ti­ta­nium

French Knot

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.

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