Give Me Liberty or Give Me Snow
contributed by Primitive Blessings by Twigs N Sprigs
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Snow Stitchery
Twigs Gathering List:
1 yd Muslin
Small Black Beads
#838 Very Dark Beige Brown
#902 Very Dark Garnet
#613 Very Light Drab Brown
#823 Dark Navy Blue
#400 Dark Mahogany
#729 Medium Old Gold
Mark B Gone Pen
Tea, Coffee or Vanilla
Deco-Art Americana Paint
Antique Gold DA9
Deep Midnight Blue DA166
Cranberry Wine DA112
Terra Cotta DA62
Muslin: Cut 2 layers of muslin 16 x 10 inches. I happen to like to stitch through 2 layers of
muslin, you may wish to use Warm & Natural, 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'.
*NOTE: if you are going to be dry bushing your stitchery to be colored in, stitch detailed
items such as eyes, noses, plaids on dresses, stars on flags, & words on dresses after
you have painted that specific area.
Twig Arms: Backstitch with Dmc floss #838 Very Dark Beige Brown
X's on Stripes of Flag & Scarf: Backstitch scarf, x stitch flag with Dmc floss #902 Very
Snowflakes, Snowman Body, 1776 on square of Flag: Backstitch with Dmc floss #613 Very
Light Drab Brown
Words Give me Liberty or give me snow & Blue section of Flag: Backstitch Dmc floss #823
Dark Navy Blue
Eyes, Eyebrows & Mouth: Cross stitch mouth, french knot eyes with Dmc floss #310 Black
Nose: Satin stitch nose with Dmc floss #400 Dark Mahogany
Stars & Bell: Backstitch with Dmc floss #729 Medium Old Gold
Bead Eyes: Stitch Beads for eyes with matchingthread. if you decide not to do french knots.
Dye fabric by using tea, coffee or vanilla. Dunk stitchery into dye & lay flat to dry.
If you choose to color in your stitchery do the following.
Using a dry-brush method as listed in Twig-Niques,
paint the following.
Star & Bell: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9
Blue Section of Flag: Dry brush with Deep Midnight Blue DA166
Snowman: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3
Scarf & Red stripes on Flag: Dry brush with Cranberry Wine DA112
Nose: If you choose to not satin stitch nose Dry brush with Terra Cotta DA62
Now you are ready to either sew your stitchery into a pillow, wall hanging or frame in a
You may wish to cut bell out of wool-felt and appliqué onto your stitchery.
'Give Me Liberty or Give Me Snow' Stitchery
Tiiffany 'Twigs' Carnal ©2011