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Ornament 5

Ann Logan

This kit was designed and created on StitchCraft software

1. Always begin stitching from the Centre of 5. To begin stitching, first thread your
your design and work outwards. needle with 2 (or sometimes 3) strands of
2. First find the Centre of your fabric by cotton.
folding it in half lengthwise and 6. When making your first few stitches
crosswise. Mark the Centre point where remember to leave a 2 cm ‘tail’ at the
the two fold lines meet with a pin. The back of your work. Hold this ‘tail’ so that
arrows on your chart correspond to the your first few stitches are worked over it.
fold lines on your fabric. This secures your thread evenly. Never tie
3. Now find the Centre square at the Centre a knot in your thread. Follow the Cross
of your Chart. The position of the Centre Stitch Instructions.
square corresponds to the position of your 7. Cross stitch is worked in rows of even,
pin. Begin stitching from the Centre point. slanted stitches, usually from left to right
4. When you look closely at your fabric you laying down half the crosses, then back
can see it is made up of small squares. from right to left to complete them. Note
Each square on your Fabric represents a the top stitch must always be slanted the
Square on your Chart. You will stitch one same way. When stitching try to keep the
cross stitch over each square on your tension of your thread even and do not
fabric. The different Symbols show you pull too tight. It is often easier to sew your
the correct colour to use in each square. design using an embroidery hoop to hold
the material.

An individual cross stitch is worked in the same sequence as a
row of cross stitch. Bring the needle out at 1 and insert at 2,
completing half the cross stitch. Then, bring it out at 3, directly
below 2 and insert the needle at 4, above 1. Your individual cross
stitch is complete.

Bring the needle out at 1, insert at 2 and out again at 3. Continue
this process until the desired number of stitches is completed for
that row.
At the end of the row, work back, bringing the needle out at 4,
inserting at 5 and out again at 6.

To finish off your thread run the needle through the back of four
or five stitches and trim the thread close to the cloth.

Should work become soiled, handwash in cold water with mild
soap. Rinse well and dry flat in shade. Do not wring. Press from
the back with a warm iron.

Diagram shows back
of material
Color Symbol Cat No. Brand Type Stitches Skeins

818 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 459 0.3
819 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 246 0.2
151 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 405 0.3
3354 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 121 0.1
225 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 605 0.4
778 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 147 0.1
3727 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 120 0.1
772 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 232 0.2
472 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 305 0.2
165 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 136 0.1
3819 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 392 0.3
3047 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 256 0.2
746 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 380 0.3
677 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 141 0.1
3823 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 127 0.1
950 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 145 0.1
453 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 159 0.1
3860 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 185 0.1
779 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 155 0.1
712 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 362 0.2
543 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 123 0.1
B5200 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 7481 4.1
Blanc D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 1030 0.6
3865 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 3864 2.1
Ecru D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 575 0.4
822 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 241 0.2
3033 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 168 0.1
3782 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 243 0.2
3866 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 130 0.1
838 D.M.C. Stranded Cotton 111 0.1
Material Type: Aida Generic Cream
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 138 x 138 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 9.9 x 9.9 inches or 250 x 250 mm
Suggested Material Size: 15.8 x 15.8 inches or 400 x 400 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

Below is a plan showing how the chart pages fit together.
The page number is shown at the top left of each chart page.

A:1 B:1 C:1

A:2 B:2 C:2
Page 1 of 6 Position A:1
Page 2 of 6 Position B:1
Page 3 of 6 Position C:1
Page 4 of 6 Position A:2
Page 5 of 6 Position B:2
Page 6 of 6 Position C:2
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