DMC UNICORN EMBROIDERY
What you'll need:
- DMC MOULINE SPECIAL EMBROIDERY THREAD 117MC x 1 skein each
- CROSS STITCH FABRIC (14 count white Aida)
- CROSS STITCH NEEDLE
- EMBROIDERY HOOP (OPTIONAL)
DESIGN SIZE: 18 X 18 CM / 7 X 7 "
Note: The size of your design depends on the cross-stitch fabric you choose. The higher the fabric's "count" (ie number of cross stitches per inch), the smaller the stitches and therefore your design. We recommend beginners start with 14 count aida (the most common cross stitch fabric), which is what we have based our design size on.
Step 1 - Start by finding the center of the fabric, fold it into quarters to make a crease - this will show you the middle. You will start stitching from the center of the design. To mark the center point make a small dot with Water Soluble Pen.
Step 2 - To begin stitching, thread the required colour onto the needle and bring the needle from the back of the work through to the front.
NOTE: Your DMC Stranded Cotton has 6 strands, use 2 strands for Cross Stitch.
Step 3 - Draw the yarn through leaving a 3cm tail at the back. Hold this tail, so your first few stitches are worked over it. This will secure your thread evenly. Never tie a knot in your thread.
Step 4 - Start with diagonal stitches from bottom left to top right, work the line in that thread colour. Then working back over those stitches from bottom right to top left, cross over back to where you started. You should now have your line of crosses. NOTE: When stitching, make sure you don't pull the thread too tight as this can make the work uneven.
Step 5 - Follow the chart and key on next page, finishing each colour before you go onto the next.
Step 6 - To end off your thread, take your needle through to the back of your work and run it under a few stitches then trim cleanly.