Forever You and Me Stitchery Directions
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.
Faces & angel nose: Backstitch with Dmc Floss #840 Medium Beige Brown
Angel hair: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 838 Very Dark Beige Brown
Heart, annie hair, nose, angel body: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 902 Very Dark Garnet
Wings: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 613 Very Light Drab Brown
Eyes, mouths: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 310 Black
Stars and halos: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 729 Medium Old Gold
Annies body: Backstitch with Dmc Floss # 319 Very Dark Pistachio Green
Bead Eyes: Stitch beads 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.
Faces: Dry brush with Mink Tan DA92
Angel body, heart and cheeks Dry brush with Rockwood Red DA97
Wings: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3
Stars: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9
Annie body: Dry brush with Hauser Dark Green DA133
Now you are either ready to sew your stitchery into a pillow, wall hanging or frame in a picture frame.