God Bless Ewe Stitchery
Muslin: Cut 1 layer of muslin & 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.
Stripes on Flag: Backstitch with Dmc floss #902 Very Dark Garnet
Sheep: Backstitch with Dmc floss #613 Very Light Drab Brown
Blue section of Flag: Backstitch with Dmc floss #823 Dark NavyBlue
Sheep Nose, Ear, Legs & God Bless Ewe: Backstitch with Dmc floss #310 Black
Stars on Flag, Star Flowers: Backstitch with Dmc floss #729 Medium Old Gold
Grass & Flower Stems & Leaves: Backstitch with Dmc floss #319 Very Dark
Button Eye: Stitch button for eye with matching thread.
Spray stitchery with tea or coffee & 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 as listed in Twig-Niques,
paint the following.
Stars: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9
Blue part of Flag: Dry brush with Deep Midnight Blue DA166
Leaves & Grass: Dry brush with Hauser Dark Green DA133
Sheep: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3
Stripes on Flag: Dry brush with Rockwood Red DA97
Nose & Ear: Dry brush with Lamp Black DA67
Now you are ready to either sew your stitchery into a pillow, wall hanging or
frame in a picture frame.
You may wish to cut out of wool-felt and appliqué sheep onto a pillow.
God Bless Ewe
by Tiffany Twigs Carnal ©2001