You'll need

Linen or cotton fabric white length 150 cm, width 65 cm; filament embroidery thread in 6 additions blue, cornflower blue, light yellow, green colors; embroidery needle; diagram of the pattern in full size; embroidery; tracing paper; transfer paper; pencil.


Of linen or cotton fabric in white take a square 63 X 63 cm and a rectangle with dimensions of 63 X 80 cm.

The same pattern, but different colors or in other proportions and sizes, looks completely different. This should be considered when creating a set of napkins and tablecloths.

Transfer to a rectangular detail of the motif, placing it at a distance of 25 cm from one short edge. What the scheme of the pattern in full size transfer on tracing paper. Then the cloth cover with copy paper and tracing paper. All lines to enclose a sharpened pencil. Remove the tracing paper and carbon paper and tuck the fabric in the Hoop.

The embroidery will be used the following stitches: two-sided surface, loops with pricipe-mi, stalk stitch, knots, seam "star".

Start to embroider with letters. Each letter cover cross stitch double-sided embroidery thread in 3 addition in cornflower blue. Embroider flowers cornflower and blue threads in 3 addition. Start each stitch in the middle of the flower. Make the next stitch shorter than the previous one by 2 mm. the Third stitch again run long. Thus embroider all the flowers in a circle.

In the middle of the flower make a knot thread in 2 addition light yellow color. Attach yarn on the wrong side, and print it there. Keep the needle in a horizontal position. Make around it from left to right, 3 turns of the working thread. Insert the needle into the fabric and pull the working thread on the wrong side, at the same time tightening the knots.

Tiny flowers follow the seam "star". Why make 8 stitches in the direction from the periphery to the center. Each stitch ends exactly in the middle of the flower.

Embroider the leaves in green thread 3 adding loops with pakracani. Why withdraw the needle with the thread on the front side, form a loop and finish the stitch at the point where it started. Pull the needle there in the middle of the loops and make a small prakrama tiny stitch. Embroider the remaining leaves the same way.

The strands run stalked seam with green thread in 2 additions. All stitches are put on the diagonal. Each next stitch, start in the middle of the previous one.

The finished embroidery smooth through damp cheesecloth on the reverse side. Then closest to the embroidered edge of the bend 2 times on the wrong side and hem. Fold this side on the reverse for a distance of 18 cm from the edge. Similarly, hem 1 side of the square. Fold the 2 parts together, right sides out, aligning the hemmed side with an elbow. Stitch detail on 3 sides at a distance of 0.5 cm from the edge. Then a little trim to size and remove the pillowcase on the wrong side. Ratatouille seams and pave on 3 sides 1 side, closing allowances. The finished pillow case turn on the front side (Fig. 66).

Pillow case with the initials

Figure 66. Pillow case with the initials

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