by Tiffany "Twigs" Carnal ©2002
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'.
*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.
Punkin Vines: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 838 Very Dark Beige Brown
Top part of candy corn, outer edge of punkin eyes: Backstitch with Dmc Floss
# 613 Very Light Drab Brown
Crow, Kat,Punkin nose, center of punkin eyes, kat whiskers, kat eyes:
Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 310 Black. French knot eyes, satin stich noses.
Punkin, Center part of candy corn: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 400 Dark Mahogany
Bottom of Candy Corn: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 729 Medium Old Gold
Words: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 319 Very Dark Pistachio Green
Bead Eyes: Stitch beads for eyes with matching thread.
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.
Candy corn: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9
Candy Corn: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3
Words: Dry brush with Hauser Dark Green DA133
Kat, Crow, Noses: Dry brush with Lamp Black DA67
Punkin, Candy Corn: Dry brush with Terra Cotta DA62
Now you are either ready to sew your stitchery into a pillow, wall hanging
or frame in a picture frame.