Floss estimation is for stitching all six ornaments as directed on 32-count fabric. NOTE: not all ornaments use all colors - when stitching only one ornament, please reference the chart for specific colors used.
Finishing supplies for all six ornaments (as shown):
NOTE: each ornament uses a different color of DMC floss for cording and a different Mill Hill bead color for the beaded edge; please see stitching instructions and key included in the chart pack for a specific breakdown when only stitching one ornament.
Each design contains both cross stitch over-one linen thread and cross stitch over-two linen threads. For cross stitch over-one linen thread use one strand of floss ~ for cross stitch over-two linen threads use two strands of floss. Design also contains a back-stitch border using two strands of floss. Directions for all three stitches provided.
I encourage you to use floss and fabric colors that match your personality and style.
A worksheet with an alphabet and numbers is provided for personalizing the back of your ornament.
Finishing instructions included.
One design would make a wonderful needlebook or needlework small.
Try using a matching cotton print fabric for the back of your ornament.
Alternative options to the beaded edge: use twisted cord around entire ornament...or use matching rick rack (really cute!).
Personalize the back of the ornament by stitching names, initials, baby weight, and/or dates...add a motif from the front of the ornament or from your favorite source.
Use as a package tie-on for that special occasion gift...or flat finish as a knob hanger...or even make a tiny framed piece...the possibilities are endless...