Friday Freebie!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

It’s time for a Friday Freebie!

Today’s free pattern from DMC is this miniature collage made using a 3×3-inch canvas, DMC Embroidery Floss, colored pencils, a key charm and some lace scraps. The complete materials list is included in the pattern.

This little collage works up quickly and would make a terrific Valentine’s Day gift. Make one, or make an entire batch!

To make the collage, download the free pattern and transfer the design to the center of the canvas using a regular pencil.

Refer to our online Stitch Tutorials or Emma’s Handy Embroidery Stitch Tool for stitch diagrams.

Using all 6 strands of 913, embroider the square around the heart in running stitch. Using all 6 strands of 957,  embroider the heart in back stitch.

Using 3 strands of 3046, fill the area between the heart and the square with French knots, wrapping the thread round the needle twice.

Erase any trace of pencil markings. Lightly fill in the areas of the canvas with color, using the colored pencils and a circular motion.

Glue the key to the center of the heart. Glue lace trim around the outside edges of the canvas.

Display the finished collage a miniature easel as shown at the top, or hang on the wall.

Happy Stitching!





 
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