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Christmas Crafts It All Began With A Prayer

contributed by Tiffany "Twigs" Carnal ©2002

This stitchery is approx. 8 1/2 X 11

Stitchery Directions

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'.

*NOTE*: If you are going to be dry brushing 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.

Face, Hands, Legs & Nose: Backstitch with Dmc Floss #840 Medium Beige Brown

Flag Pole & Hair: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 838 Very Dark Beige Brown

Stripes on Flag & Dress & Sweater: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 902 Very Dark Garnet

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

Square Part of Flag, Words & 1776: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 823 Dark Navy Blue

Stars: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 729 Medium Old Gold

Button Eyes: Stitch buttons for eyes with matching thread.

Fabric Dyin'

Dye stitchery with Coffee, Tea, or vanilla mixture & let dry.

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 paint the following.

Stars: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9

Wings & bottom of dress: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3

Blue Section of Flag: Dry brush with Deep Midnight Blue DA166

Flag Pole: Dry brush with Light Cinnamon DA114

Face, Hands & Legs: Dry brush with Mink Tan DA92

Stripes on Flag & Sweater: Dry brush with Rockwood Red DA97

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

by Tiffany Twigs Carnal ©2001