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Handmade Stitchery

Perfect for decorating a crafts space, this embroidery hoop has bright colors and flair.

Materials

5x9" oval wooden embroidery hoop
11x15" piece of white 100% cotton fabric
DMC embroidery floss:
#114, #336, #553, #742, #798, #988, #3722, #3731, #3846,   
Embroidery needle

Instructions

1. Using a light box or sunny window, lightly trace pattern, below, onto white fabric using a sharp pencil. Place fabric in embroidery hoop, centering design inside opening. Pull fabric taut and tighten screw.

2. Complete solid lines using three strands of embroidery floss and a split stitch. Double lines are made with two rows of split stitches side by side. Satin-stitch heart, and add a French knot at dots.

3. Remove embroidery from hoop. Using a warm iron, press finished embroidery. Insert embroidery into hoop, centering design and pulling fabric taut.

4. When all stitching is complete, turn the hoop over. Stitch a running stitch approximately 1-1/2" outside the hoop in the fabric that extends past the hoop edges. Pull the thread to gather the fabric; knot the thread. Trim away the extra fabric approximately 1" outside the gathered line.

5. If desired, cut a felt circle that is slightly smaller than the back of the embroidery hoop. Whipstitch the felt circle to the gathered fabric on the back side of the hoop.

Download the embroidery pattern here.

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