This stitchery is approx. 8 1/2 X 11
Muslin: Cut 1 layer of muslin 16x10 inches & 1 layer of Warm & Natural. You may wish to use 2 layers of muslin, or flannel or a layer of felt, to give it that extra layer to where you don't have your stitchin' showing through.
Trace pattern onto top layer of muslin, using a Mark B Gone Pen.
I use 2 strands of Dmc Floss for all my stitchin'.
1 strand if it is very small detailing.
*NOTE*: If you are going to color in your stitchery,
stitch detailed items such as eyes, noses, plaids on dresses,
stars on flags & words on dresses after you have painted that specific area.
Stripes on flag & words Land that God made free:
Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 902 Very Dark Garnet
Blue section of flag & word America:
Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 823 Dark Navy Blue
Stars: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 729 Medium Old Gold
Dye stitchery with Coffee, Tea, or vanilla mixture & let dry.
I only use Deco-Art Paints
I only use the following Loew-Cornell Fabric Brushes.
Loew-Cornell, Series 225: ½, ¼ (to fill in majority of the coloring)
Loew-Cornell, Series 224: ¼, ½
(for those tight areas or side by the stitches)
Loew-Cornel, Series 227: 0, 2 (for the details)
If you choose to color your stitchery,
use a dry-brush method to paint the following.
Stripes on flag: Dry brush with Rockwood Red DA97
Stripes on flag: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3
Blue section of flag: Dry brush with Deep Midnight Blue DA166
Stars: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9
Now you are either ready to sew your stitchery into a pillow, wall hanging or frame in a picture frame.
by Tiffany Twigs Carnal ©2003