Victorian Hearts & Flowers
Design by Nancy Wahler of Faithwurks Designs Skill Level: Advanced
Initials: 12H x width varies Garland: 15H x 74W
Initials: 7/8" x width varies Garland: 13/8" x 51/ 3"
• 18" x 9" piece 28- count white Cashel
linen from Zweigart®* • One skein DMC® or Sullivans® USA
six-strand embroidery floss* • One skein each Classic Colorworks
cotton thread* • Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 65. DMC® Sullivans® 924 45269 gray green, vy. dk. Backstitch 924 45269 gray green, vy. dk. Classic Colorworks Cotton Thread DMC® Alternatives Listed in Parentheses* bean sprout (581) (lazy daisy stitch) boysenberry jam (33) (satin stitch hearts) Heatherleigh (32) (spiderweb wheel rose) queen bee (3821) (spiderweb wheel rose) rain shower (598) (spiderweb wheel rose) Backstitch bean sprout (581) *DMC® alternatives are not one-to-one equivalents of the floss suggested by the designer. To achieve results pictured, use floss listed in the first column.
Choose initials from alphabet provided. Referring to the chart for placement, center initials approximately 41/4" from top edge of fabric and stitch.
Center garland approximately 41/4" from bottom edge of fabric and stitch.
Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss.
Backstitch over two threads using one strand of floss.
Work lazy daisy stitch using two strands of floss.
Work satin stitch over seven threads using two strands of floss.
Work spiderweb wheel rose over eight threads using three strands of floss.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• 16" x 8" piece coordinating Dupioni
silk for lining • 16" x 8" piece fusible interfacing • 16" x 8" piece white cotton fabric • Clear nylon sew- on snap • Coordinating sewing thread
Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Trim stitched piece to 20 threads from rose garland on both long sides and on short side below garland. Trim stitched piece to 33/4" on short side above crossstitch initials.
Cut silk lining, interfacing and white fabric to same size as trimmed linen. Following manufacturer’s directions, fuse interfacing to wrong side of stitched piece. Place white cotton fabric on wrong side of linen and sew together around all sides using 1/4" seam allowance.
Pin silk lining and assembled stitched piece right sides together. Sew together using 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a 3" opening for turning. Turn right side out, blind-stitch opening closed and press seams.
Fold up initials end of assembled piece approximately 5" to form pocket; press folded edge. Using ladder stitch, sew sides of pocket together, leaving top open. Fold garland end down over pocket to create flap; flap should not cover initials, but should overlap top of pocket. Press folded edge. Center one half of nylon snap on linen above initials and sew in place. Center other half of snap on silk-lining side of flap, making sure snaps align, and sew in place.