Tent Pattern

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Tent Pattern

Pattern includes donkey motif A, 6 x 6⅜ inches; guitar motif B, 4¾ x 4⅝ inches; tent motif C, 4⅝ x 4⅝ inches and flower D, 1½ x 2¾ inches. A chart for placing the colors is also included in the pattern.

Mexican motifs give a gay and colorful air to table linens—and they are quite the vogue in decorative embroidery. As shown in the illustration, they are smart used on a lunch cloth, curtains and towels. The motifs are also suitable for lunch sets, runners, pillows, etc. The small flowers are for napkins. The design is entirely in cross-stitch and the crosses are 8 to the inch, suitable for six-strand cotton. The colors used for working are dark gray, light gray, dark green, light green, red, dark blue, light blue, yellow, orange, black, dark brown, light brown and purple.

HOW TO USE DESIGN—A 36, 45 or 54-inch lunch cloth trimmed with four motifs as illustrated is very effective. Two donkey motifs A, one guitar motif B and one tent motif C were used on the cloth. Motifs A are shown on the curtains and motifs B on the towels. A lunch set consisting of a centerpiece and four place mats would be very effective trimmed with these designs. The place mats, finished size 11 x 15 inches, may be trimmed with motifs B, placing one motif in the upper left hand corner of each mat. The centerpiece, 11 inches wide and the desired length, may be trimmed with motifs A, placing one at each end. Napkins trimmed with the small flowers D will complete the set. A 12 or 14-inch square pillow trimmed with motif A would be charming.

TO EMBROIDER—Follow the chart for placing the colors. Six-strand cotton—four strands in the needle—is used for the work. The entire design is worked in cross stitch. The most satisfactory results are obtained when the crosses touch as shown in the detail. Follow chart in the pattern for placing the colors.

Cross Stitch Patterns
Tent Pattern CHART
Cross Stitch Patterns color chart