Fairy cross stitch charts are some of the best charts to stitch. They are beautiful and delicate and often depicted among floral scenes.
This White Admiral Fairy is drinking in the scent of her favourite flower, the honeysuckle. The fresh summery colours would be perfect adorning a simple bag.
You will need:
- 23 x 18cm (9 x 7in) 14-count pale sea green Aida
- Tapestry needle size 24
- DMC stranded cotton (floss) as listed in chart key
- 301, 400, 420, 640, 680, 702, 703, 727, 772, 819, 822, 869, 922, 963, 3023, 3820, 3821, white
1 Prepare for work, finding and marking the centre of the fabric and the centre of the relevant chart on pages 58–63. Stitch counts and design sizes are given with the charts. Use an embroidery frame if you wish.
2 Start stitching from the centre of the chart, working over one block of Aida. Use two strands of stranded cotton (floss) for cross stitches and French knots and one strand for backstitches. If working a butterfly band, work from the centre of the band outwards, repeating the pattern as desired.
3 Once all the stitching is complete, make up as desired.
This chart has been excerpted from Fantasy Cross Stitch by Lesley Teare. Discover an enchanting collection of original fantasy-inspired cross stitch designs, brought to you by one of the UK’s most talented cross stitch designers, Lesley Teare.Enter a world filled with intoxicating sorceresses, fairytale dragons, mythical unicorns and beautiful butterfly fairies, all intricately recreated in cross stitch.