Sample Project From Liberty Cross Stitch

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Time:2h00
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Pretty Easy
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Cross Stitch

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2011
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Create some gorgeous wall decor with Liberty of London.

Finished size: 10.5cm (4¼in) in diameter

Materials for each unembroidered sticker:
Use the same materials as for the embroidered stickers but without the embroidery cotton and replacing the linen with a 15cm (6in) square of Liberty Tana Lawn (Haxby).

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Liberty Cross Stitch by Helene Le Berre

Published by Search Press

Liberty is London's world-famous department store that specializes in gorgeous art-nouveau, nature-inspired, and traditional art fabrics and this book brings the Liberty look to cross stitch with pastel-toned motifs to use. Hélène Le Berre’s stylish designs give the simple, traditional technique of cross stitch a fresh, contemporary appeal and place it firmly in the 21st century. With clear, step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs, full-size patterns, and easy-to-follow cross-stitch charts, crafters will be amazed at how easily they can make something special. There are 24 designs to choose from, including toys, a quilt, tiny slippers, and a handy little bag for mother and baby; photo frames, cushions, colorful pot holders, and other items for the home; and perfect gifts to keep or give away that include bags, purses, and earrings. Even the timeless little black dress is revisited and given a hand-embroidered finish.

© 2018 Helene Le Berre / Search Press · Reproduced with permission.


Instructions

  • Step 1

    EMBROIDERY
    Embroider your chosen motif in the centre of the linen, working each stitch over two linen threads. Use two strands of Special Mouliné cotton for the cross stitch and one strand for the backstitch.

  • Step 2

    SEWING
    1?Trace a 10.5cm (4¼in) diameter circle on the stiff interfacing and cut out.
    2?Centre the embroidered linen on the interfacing and then pin through both layers. Trim the excess linen 1.5cm (5?8in) from the interfacing.
    3?Using a double thread, work running stitch in the margin around the edge of the fabric. Pull the thread to gather the linen down over the interfacing and then fasten off. Sew the linen overlap to the interfacing with large slip stitches, taking care not to go through to the right side of the embroidery.
    4?Fix your stickers to the required spots with double-sided adhesive tape.

    TIP
    THESE DESIGNS COULD ALSO BE USED TO MAKE PRETTY PATCHES TO SEW ON POCKETS OR BAGS, AND THEY WOULD MAKE CHARMING FRAMED PICTURES.

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