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.
Punkin Stem: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 838 Very Dark Beige Brown
Outer circle of eyes: Backstitch with
Dmc Floss # 613 Very Light Drab Brown
Nose, Mouth & center of eyes: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 310 Black
Punkin: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 400 Dark Mahogany
Words: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 729 Medium Old Gold
Vines: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 319 Very Dark Pistachio Green
Button Eyes: Stitch buttons for eyes with matching thread.
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.
Stem: Dry brush with Light Cinnamon DA114
Cheeks: Dry brush with Rockwood Red DA97
Outer circle of eyes: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3
Nose: Dry brush with Lamp Black DA67
Punkin: Dry brush with Terra Cotta DA62
O & J: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9
Now you are either ready to sew your stitchery into a pillow, wall hanging or
frame in a picture frame.
by Tiffany Twigs Carnal ©2013