• Sunday , 24 September 2017

May Flowers Pin Cushion

May Flowers Pin Cushion SuppliesApril is finally over, the rains are gone and the flowers are in bloom! To celebrate, stitch the May Flowers Pin Cushion using basic counted thread techniques, including cross stitch and straight stitch.

The design is worked in 5 colors of floss on 18-count linen. The color of the linen I used is called lambswool, but any tan color will suffice.

I’ve used bright shades of raspberry and turquoise to make my pin cushion, but feel free to change the colors to suit your own tastes, or to match the flowers blooming in your garden.

Materials Needed:
  • DMC 6-strand embroidery floss in the following colors: 3844 Dark Bright Turquoise, 3831 Dark Raspberry 739, Ultra Very Light Tan, 989 Forest Green, and 3820 Dark Straw
  • 10×10” piece of 18-count linen in tan or lambswool
  • Size 24 tapestry needle

May Flowers DetailPrint the PDF Pattern for the May Flowers Pin Cushion.

Work the embroidery using 2 strands of floss throughout.  The cross stitch border is worked over two threads in the fabric, while the center area is worked following a graphed pattern with each line in the pattern indicating a strand of thread in the fabric. See the detail in the pattern for close-up detail.

Trim the finished square down to the desired size, add a backing and stuff to make a simple pin cushion, like the one shown here.



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