A Stitcher’s Companion: Part 1
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
Companion: 127/8" x 53/8" Ruler Pocket: 7/8" x 27/8"
• 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)
3740 45371 antique violet, dk. ecru 45000 ecru
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.