owls on a fence – cross stitch project!

Owls on a Fence

Today we happily share a spooktacular autumn stitchery project designed by Terry Loewen.

Owls on a Fence ©2013 Terry Loewen

Owls on a Fence ©2013 Terry Loewen

 

grid size:            133W x 100H

design area:            9.07″ x 5.64″  (127 x 79 stitches)

legend:

stitches

DMC 310            black

DMC 740            tangerine (moon)

DMC 725            topaz (eyes and beaks)

French knots

DMC 310            black

DMC 725            topaz

backstitch lines

DMC 310            black

 

materials

Wichelt natural light linen No. 65140 

DMC floss in No. 310, No. 725, No. 740

Mill Hill Glass Treasures bats No. 12219, 2

Mill Hill Magnifica glass beads No.10102, 8

Homespun print material, 11” x 8”

Embroidery needle, scissor, straight pins, thread

To print chart, save image to your computer desktop .

To print chart, save image to your computer desktop .

instructions

1. Stitch design using 1 strand of thread throughout, attaching beads for eyes.

2. Position bats in moon.

3. Wash finished design in cool water, squeeze excess water out and press facedown to dry.

4. Trim edges within 2 inches of design.  Cut backing 1″ larger than your stitched piece.  Turn edges under, pin, and use running stitch to finish all four sides of piece.

sources for your supplies

The DMC Corporation

www.dmc-usa.com

Mill Hill Beads

www.wichelt.com

Wichelt Imports, Inc.

www.wichelt.com

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