Christmas Sweets Crosstitch

Christmas Sweets Crosstitch

Crosstitch was my first love, so I don’t need much of an excuse to pull it out, but it’s also such a nice way of bringing in a different medium, a little different look, a little contrast to the tree while still in keeping with the theme.

I used 28 ct linen and stitched the design using one strand of floss over one thread of the linen (instead of the standard two threads) so that the design would be small enough to fit into these cheap little frames. If you stitched it over two threads, it would be large enough to frame in a 5 x 7 frame.

If you’re new to crosstitching, here’s some great tutorials:
Animated Sampler Stitch (select Surface Stitches – Cross Stitch Danish)
Celtic Cross Stitch
Instructions from DMC

Gluing on the ribbon
Once I had my piece all stitched up, I wrapped it around a thin piece of cardboard and placed it in the frame, and then glued a ribbon around the frame, leaving it loose at the top to act as the hanger.

Christmas Sweets Crosstitch

To download the pattern, click on the picture to go to flickr, then click on “actions,” then “all sizes” above the photo. Download the original size, which I formatted ready to print. Hopefully flickr will think so too.

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