Today for our Freebie Friday we give you a lovely fairy chart in Christmas red and sprigs of festive holly is stitched on a very dark green Aida. It would be perfect for a December birthday or a pretty Christmas card.
Stitch count: 63 x 47
Design size: 11.5 x 8.5cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/2in)
- 14-count moss green Aida 25 x 25cm (10 x 10in)
- Tapestry needle size 24-26
- Red double-fold card blank with 12.2 x 9.6cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in) aperture
- Double-sided adhesive tape
- DMC Stranded Cotton:
- 164 – light green
- 437 – gold
- 498 – burgundy
- 666 – red
- 948 – pink
- 989 – dark green
- 5283 – metallic silver
- 3857 – brown
Prepare your fabric for work, mark the centre and begin stitching from the centre of the fabric and chart. Work over one block, using two strands of stranded cotton (floss) for cross stitch and French knots and one strand for backstitch.
This chart has come from Cross Stitch Fairies. A delight for fairy fanatics – over fifty fabulous designs to enchant cross stitchers everywhere. It has been said that “fairies are not seen by the eyes but by the heart.” The popular cross stitch designers invited to contribute their designs to this book have used their imagination to capture the qualities of the wee folk in this magical collection of fairy designs, to delight and inspire stitchers of all abilities. Enchanting project ideas range from bags to banners, cards to cushions and pot lids to pictures, with full colour charts and step-by-step instructions for making up.