Coveting all things shabby chic? Here’s a cross stitch favourite from the Mollie archives you’ll love. Find the full how-to guide for making our pretty cross stitch rose wall hanging by Eline Pellinkhof. Know someone who’s holding on to the odd piece of Aida, ribbon and fabric scraps? Share this tutorial! Don’t forget to share your crafty snaps with us using #molliemakers.
Cross stitch rose pattern
You will need:
• The cross stitch kit from Mollie Makes 30
• 11 cm (4”) wooden embroidery hoop
• Patterned fabric
• Double-sided tape
• Fabric glue
Find the centre of the piece of aida and start to stitch. Stitch the darkest colours first (so red, then bright pink, then pink, etc). Use two strands of each colour.
When the rose design is finished place the ribbon and lace strip at the left side of the rose embroidery, and stick them in place with a small amount of fabric glue.
Cut your patterned fabric into 1.5cm strips. Open the hoop, stick double-sided tape on the outer embroidery hoop (the larger circle) and wrap the fabric strips tightly around the hoop. if necessary, secure the ends of the strips with some more fabric glue.
Place the smallest hoop under the embroidery. Place the large hoop on top of your embroidery, over the small circle and push downwards. Pull the fabric nice and tight until it sits neatly and taught between the hoops. Secure the hoops together tightly with the screw.
About Eline Pellinkhof
Eline is a graphic designer, illustrator and author of Stitch & Sew Home: over 45 Cross Stitch, Embroidery and Sewing Projects as well as other titles. Her grandmother taught her to sew and knit when she was a little girl, and she has loved crafting ever since. elinepellinkhof.blogspot.co.uk