Lolli and Grace One Meaningful Word #6 Stitch Along - Part Two
It's time for some color, and who loves stitching with color? Me! (And you, too, I'm gonna guess.)
A quick but important note before we move on...If you printed the flower pattern from part one, please make sure to measure the dashed circle on that printed page. It should measure exactly 7.5 inches. OR, I re-loaded the flower pattern that is linked in part one so it now has a 1" square that you can measure to make sure your pattern printed at the correct size. There were some issues with different browsers/printers and some people's flowers were printing out too small. (If you had this problem, you didn't do anything wrong! Technology just likes to make me/us panic sometimes. Sigh.)
So, to summarize - either measure the circle on the page you printed yesterday, or re-print the flower/word box pattern now and make sure your flower is the correct size.
(If you purchased a kit, you don't need to do any of this. The printed flower/word box pattern included in your kit is the correct size.)
Moving on....if you're new to this stitch along and you need the info about how it all works and/or the schedule and supply list, click on the links below:
One Meaningful Word #6 Information
Schedule and Supply List
If you're looking for Part One, click HERE:
One Meaningful Word #6 - Part One
What We Will Be Doing In Part Two
In this part we will transfer the main design onto the purple fabric and then stitch all of the ferns.
Download The PDF Pattern
Click on the link below to download the PDF pattern for the purple fabric. As before, make sure you print the design at 100%, and measure the 1-inch box first to test the size of your printed page.
Pattern for One Meaningful Word #6 - Main Design
As always, the video tutorial for this part is at the bottom of this post. There's a lot of good stuff in there!
Transferring The Design Onto The Purple Fabric
-Stretch the purple fabric in the hoop and flip the hoop so the fabric is flat against your work surface. Cut a circle of white graphite paper that fits inside the hoop and place it on your fabric so the graphite side is facing DOWN. Print the pattern, cut it out on the dotted line, and place it on top of the graphite paper with the design facing up. Tape the pattern in place.
-Use a ball point pen to trace over the printed pattern lines. (Using a colored pen makes it easier to see where you have traced and where you have not yet traced.) Press firmly so the graphite lines are transferred to your fabric. Remove the pattern and graphite paper.
-Trace over the pattern lines with a white gel pen so the lines are easier to see. Remove the fabric from the hoop and put it aside for now.
Stitches Used For Part Two
Stitching The Pink-Veined Ferns
To make it easier to see where each color goes, click on the links below to download/print a PDF of the color charts for each fern to use as an easy reference as you're stitching:
PDF - Pink-Veined Ferns Color Chart
-Use the #24 chenille needle to stitch all ferns. Use 2 strands of thread and a split back stitch for the stems. See the diagram below for where to place each color of pink thread from light to dark.
-Use 2 strands of thread and daisy stitches for the small leaves at the top of each fern.
-For the larger leaves, use 2 strands and an angled satin stitch on each leaf. The top edge of each leaf can be uneven, as this looks more natural.
-Use 1 strand to add a straight stitch in the center of each daisy stitch at the top. Also use 1 strand to add straight stitches of DMC #3846 or #3844 blended into each large leaf.
-Use 2 strands and a split backstitch for the stems along the bottom of each leaf.
-Use an outline stitch for the stem. For the top and middle sections, use 2 strands. For the bottom (darker) section of the stem, use 3 strands.
-Use 3 strands of thread and a single daisy stitch for the leaves at the top.
-Use 3 strands of thread and angled daisy stitches on both sides of each large leaf.
-Use 2 strands to add a straight stitch in the center of every daisy stitch.
Video Tutorial - Part Two
And that's it for Part Two. Make SURE you come back for Part Three, because it will be time to create that gorgeous mushroom!