Lilacs and Tulips Chart Pattern

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Lilacs and Tulips Chart Pattern

Pattern includes one transfer 13¾" x 18¾" for cross-stitch floral spray with crosses 7 to the inch. A chart for placing the colors is also included in the pattern.

Done in the style of a flower print, this cross-stitch "print" carries out a lovely idea in decor. The rich color scheme of this beautiful spray of tulips and lilacs will blend with almost any interior. If you choose the colors in six-strand embroidery colons to match those on the envelope, the picture will have the richness and beauty of a painting.

MATERIALS REQUIRED—Six-strand embroidery cotton should be used for the work in the following colors and amounts. One skein each of light yellow, yellow, orange yellow, rust, peach, medium coral, deep coral, pale coral, bright rose, soft rose, rose, medium wine, dark wine, pink, light yellow green, gold brown and black and two skeins each of lavender, violet, deep violet, medium green, dark green, light blue green and blue green.

BACKGROUND MATERIAL—Unbleached muslin, smooth linen, medium weight linen-like cotton are suggested materials for the background. The background may be white, grey or a pastel color. Use a piece of material about 18" x 23" or larger, if desired. See framing directions below. The design is also suitable for a wall hanging.

CROSS-STITCH—Follow the chart in the pattern for placing the colors and use six strands of cotton in the needle for the work. It is very important when working cross-stitch to have the crosses of the entire piece crossed in the same direction. A cross is made of an under stitch and an over stitch; all the under stitches must be worked in one direction and all the over stitches must cross them in the opposite direction. Whether one starts at the left and works right, or whether one starts at the right and works toward the left is optional. However, all the rows should be worked to the right or left throughout the entire piece. Keep the stitches as even as possible. Be sure to make all crosses touch. To do this, put the needle in the same hole as used for the adjoining stitch.

SUGGESTIONS FOR FRAMING—This lovely spray of flowers when worked in cross-stitch is about 13¾" x 18¾". You may allow a narrow one-inch background margin around the piece when framing, or from two to three inches, as desired. The frame may be natural, antique white, ivory, maple, gold, mahogany, etc. When using a rectangular frame as shown on the front of envelope, the frame should be about one inch wide or more.

Before framing, the embroidered piece should be stretched over a stiff piece of cardboard, cut the exact size of the frame. In stretching material, be sure to keep the design perfectly straight. Pins driven through the material and into the edge of the cardboard will be helpful in keeping the material straight and tight. The edges of material may be pasted down on the wrong side of the cardboard, or caught together with zig-zag stitches to hold the embroidery in place.


Lilacs and Tulips Chart Pattern
Lilacs and Tulips Chart Pattern