Holiday Loopy Trees
Stitch a fun addition to your holiday décor.
Designed by Cheryl Fall, DMC
- 18-Count White Charles Craft Gold Standard Aida
- 1 skein each of DMC six strand Embroidery Floss in colors: 816 Garnet, 817 Very Dark Coral Red, 700 Bright Green, 703 Chartruse Green, 798 Dark Delft Blue, 725 Medium Light Topaz
- 1 shuttle each of DMC Memory Thread in colors 6040 Red and 6160 Green
- DMC Embroidery Needle size 10
- DMC Water Soluble Pen
- DMC Embroidery Scissors
- 10-inch Embroidery Hoop
Mark the center of the fabric and place it in a hoop. Work the entire design in cross stitch using two strands of the six strand floss in your needle, following the charts.
Once the cross stitching has been completed, remove the fabric from the hoop. Transfer the full-size tree pattern (figure 1) to the fabric using a water soluble transfer pen or pencil.
Couch the Memory Thread along each of 3 tree patterns that you just marked, tucking the ends of the Memory Thread at the back of the piece (figure 2).
Stitch the Memory Thread in place with a single strand of 6-strand floss (figure 3) that matches the color of the Memory Thread.