A Stitcher’s Com­pan­ion: Part 1

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Take the first step on this 2019 project fea­tur­ing a unique piece to hold a diminu­tive wooden ruler, pins and nee­dles. Com­pan­ion pieces in­clude a bis­cornu and fob for a com­plete stitch­ing set. Stitched en­tirely in cross stitch with a sprin­kling of dou­ble her­ring­bone and Smyrna cross stitches, the project fea­tures step-by-step fin­ish­ing in­struc­tions for each piece. Join us and cre­ate a project that will de­light your stitch­ing bas­ket all year long.

A Stitcher’s Com­pan­ion: Part 1 Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Stitch Count

Com­pan­ion: 180H x 75W Ruler Pocket: 11H x 40W

De­sign Size

Com­pan­ion: 127/8" x 53/8" Ruler Pocket: 7/8" x 27/8"

Ma­te­ri­als

• 19" x 11" piece (Com­pan­ion), 7" x 9" piece (Ruler Pocket) 28- count sand Carolina linen from Charles Craft* • One skein each DMC® or Sul­li­vans

USA® six-strand em­broi­dery floss* • Size 24 ta­pes­try nee­dle *See Where to Find It on page 65. DMC® Sul­li­vans® 469 45104 av­o­cado green 470 45105 av­o­cado green, lt. 729 45173 old gold, med. 924 45269 gray green, vy. dk. 926 45270 gray green, med. 936 45278 av­o­cado green,

vy. dk. 937 45279 av­o­cado green,

med. 3041 45326 an­tique vi­o­let, med. 3740 45371 an­tique vi­o­let, dk. 3857 45455 rose­wood, dk. ecru 45000 ecru 3857 45455 rose­wood, dk. (dou­ble her­ring­bone stitch) 729 45173 old gold, med. (dou­ble her­ring­bone stitch) ecru 45000 ecru (mod­i­fied

Smyrna cross stitch)

Back­stitches

3740 45371 an­tique vi­o­let, dk. ecru 45000 ecru

In­struc­tions

Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss. Per­son­al­ize with three ini­tials where gray area ap­pears on Ruler Pocket chart and us­ing al­pha­bet from Com­pan­ion.

Back­stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss.

Work dou­ble her­ring­bone stitch over four threads us­ing two strands of floss. Work red lines first fol­lowed by green lines.

Work mod­i­fied Smyrna cross stitch over six threads for flower cen­ters us­ing two strands of floss.

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