Melitastitches4fun's Blog

April 3, 2010, 10:20 am
Filed under: Crosses

These crosses were made for a dear lady, Marty, who helped take care of my mother for several years and for my niece, Molly, for her First Holy Communion.

For these, I was playing with saturation (intensity) within a hue (color) (another learning applied from Mary Shipp). I added embellishment in the form of charm or pin. I used the Triangle stitch for center portion & a Plaited Gobelin from Stitches To Go by Suzanne Howren & Beth Robertson.

They were made into wall hangings on 14 count vinyl canvas with DMC Perle #5. The canvas is available from (under Fabrics). I cut an identically shaped 2nd piece, stitched my name & date on it, placed poster board placed between the 2 pieces to be rigid enough to hang without framing, and tacked them together, with small stitches along all sides using a vinyl thread.