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Christmas Crafts Forever You and Me

contributed by Tiffany "Twigs" Carnal ©2004

Stitchery Directions

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.

Faces & angel nose: Backstitch with Dmc Floss #840 Medium Beige Brown

Angel hair: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 838 Very Dark Beige Brown

Heart, annie hair, nose, angel body: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 902 Very Dark Garnet

Wings: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 613 Very Light Drab Brown

Eyes, mouths: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 310 Black

Stars and halos: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 729 Medium Old Gold

Annies body: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 319 Very Dark Pistachio Green

Bead Eyes: Stitch beads for eyes with matching thread.

Fabric Dyin'
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.

Faces: Dry brush with Mink Tan DA92

Angel body, heart and cheeks Dry brush with Rockwood Red DA97

Wings: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3

Stars: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9

Annie body: Dry brush with Hauser Dark Green DA133

Now you are either ready to sew your stitchery into a pillow, wall hanging or frame in a picture frame.