GETTING STARTED: Download the PDF for the Cross Stitch Holiday Furry Friends Project. We recommend that you mount your fabric in a hoop or stretcher frame for best results in stitching. Find the center of the fabric and mark it with a pin.
STITCHING THE DESIGN: Find the center on your chart and begin stitching at the corresponding point on your fabric. Follow the chart to complete the cross stitch part of the design. Add the Back Stitch and French Knot details.
FINISHING: Cut cardboard to about 3-1/4" square. Trim your stitched design to about 4-1/4" square. Turn your design over so the wrong side is up. Center the cardboard square over the design. Wrap the edges of the Aida over the cardboard and glue in place.
Cut felt 1/8" larger on 3 sides than the mounted design, and about 1" longer on the 4th side. Angle cut the corners of the long side as shown. In the center of that extra length, you can Stem Stitch a circle or set of concentric circles if you like. Glue your stitched design to the felt. Make a hanger with Monk's Cording or cord trim and stitch in place.