Hey y'all I found this really cute stitchery pattern on the web and thought I'd share it with ewe! (OK that was corny, but I couldn't help myself =) LOL) I just love prim sheep, don't ewe? (sorry) If ewe (sorry again) have a free primitive craft you would like to share and I use it, I will give you a FREE Banner ad on all my sites as well as link back to ewe (I just can't help it!)
Til next time...God Bless,
God Bless Ewe Contributed by PRIMITIVE BLESSINGS by TWIGS N SPRIGS http://www.twigsnsprigs.com/
God Bless Ewe Stitchery Pattern Directions:
Here's the link to the full size Pattern: http://www.freecraftz.com/FreeCraftz.data/twigsnsprigs/gotblessewe.gif
Muslin: Cut 1 layer of muslin & one layer of Warm & Natural. You may wish to use 2 layers of muslin, or flannel or a layer of felt, to give it that extra layer to where you don't have your stitchin showing through.
Trace pattern onto top layer of muslin, using a mark b gone pen.
I use 2 strands of Dmc floss for all my stitchin'.
*NOTE: if you are going to be dry bushing your stitchery to be colored in, stitch detailed items such as eyes, noses, plaids on dresses, stars on flags, & words on dresses after you have painted that specific area.
Stripes on Flag: Back stitch with Dmc floss #902 Very Dark Garnet
Sheep: Back stitch with Dmc floss #613 Very Light Drab Brown
Blue section of Flag: Back stitch with Dmc floss #823 Dark Navy Blue
Sheep Nose, Ear, Legs & God Bless Ewe: Back stitch with Dmc floss #310 Black
Stars on Flag, Star Flowers: Back stitch with Dmc floss #729 Medium Old Gold
Grass & Flower Stems & Leaves: Back stitch with Dmc floss #319 Very Dark Pistachio Green
Button Eye: Stitch button for eye with matching thread.
Spray stitchery with tea or coffee & let dry.
I only use Deco-Art Paints .
I use Royal Golden Taklon Brushes:
Deer foot series 650 Size 1/4" 1/2" (use to dry brush)
If you choose to color in your stitchery do the following.
Using a dry-brush method as listed in Twig-Niques,
paint the following.
Stars: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9
Blue part of Flag: Dry brush with Deep Midnight Blue DA166
Leaves & Grass: Dry brush with Hauser Dark Green DA133
Sheep: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3
Stripes on Flag: Dry brush with Rockwood Red DA97
Nose & Ear: Dry brush with Lamp Black DA67
Now you are ready to either sew your stitchery into a pillow, wall hanging or frame in a picture frame.
You may wish to cut out of wool-felt and appliqué sheep onto a pillow.
God Bless Ewe
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