Muslin: Cut 1 layer of muslin 8 x 10 inches, & one 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’.
*NOTE: if you are going to be dry bushing your stitchery to be colored in, stitch detailed
items such as eyes, noses, plaids on dresses, stars on flags, & words on dresses after
you have painted that specific area.
Annie’s Face: Backstitch with Dmc floss #840 Medium Beige Brown
Annie’s Hair, nose, Collar & word Love: Backstitch with Dmc floss #902 Very Dark Garnet.
Satin stitch nose & heart on collar.
Annie’s Mouth: Backstitch with Dmc floss #310 Black
Star Halo: Backstitch with Dmc floss #729 Medium Old Gold
Button Eyes: Stitch buttons for eyes with matching thread.
Dye stitchery using one of the methods listed my Twig-Niques section.
I only use Deco-Art Paints .
I use Royal Golden Taklon Brushes:
Deer foot series 650 Size 1/4" 1/2" (use to dry brush)
If you choose to color in your stitchery do the following.
Using a dry-brush method as listed in Twig-Niques,
paint the following.
Star Halo: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9
Annie’s Face: Dry brush with Mink Tan DA92
Collar: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3
Annie’s Cheeks, Nose & Heart: Dry brush with Rockwood Red DA97
Now you are ready to either sew your stitchery into a pillow, wall hanging or frame in a
You may wish to cut hair out of burgundy wool-felt and appliqué onto your stitchery.
by Tiffany Twigs Carnal ©2002