To appreciate the cross-embroidered picture can only be the one who himself created something similar, since embroidery is a laborious process, requiring attention and patience.
But, despite the difficulties of work, the finished picture, framed in a beautiful frame, will give its creator a huge number of positive emotions.
Select the motif that you want to embroider. Really evaluate your skills of needlework and patience, experienced masters embroider large paintings for six months.
If you purchased a ready-made embroidery kit,Follow the instructions. If you chose a scheme on the Internet or in a book, pick up the threads of the corresponding shades. Some schemes indicate the thread numbers of a specific manufacturer, for example, DMC or Bucilla. Use spreadsheet translation tables for mulina, placed on the Internet, with their help you will match the corresponding colors of the thread of another manufacturer. Cut the threads, attach them to the cardboard holder, sign each color or draw the hue designation used in the diagram.
Prepare the canvas. In ready-made sets, it is usually starched, so it does not require the use of a hoop. Make a mark on the canvas with a colored thread. Fold the fabric in half, put the needle on the edge on the bend, thread the line with a pointed seam strictly along the holes along the entire length. Lay a perpendicular seam in the middle of the other side. At the intersection of the auxiliary threads is the center of work. If you bought a canvas cut, starch it or use a embroidery frame.
Consider the scheme. As a rule, the arrows along the edges indicate the middle of the side. With the help of two rulers, placed on the crosses marked with arrows, find the center of the embroidery. Start work there. If there is no desire to start embroidering from the center, back off from the edge a sufficient number of crosses and embroider from the corner. Make sure that the whole picture fits on the canvas, but does not go beyond it.
Begin embroidery from areas consisting ofCrosses of the same color. For convenience, in the diagram, shade cross-stitched crosses with a pencil. Check yourself after each thread that ends, the help lines will help you. Run them after the work is done.
Wash the embroidered picture in warm soapy water, rinse out. Do not squeeze. Dry it on the towel. Stroke from the wrong side, putting a flannel fabric under the picture.
Take the finished picture to the framing workshop, select the suitable frame, place the order. Or paste the picture into the frame yourself. Frames of standard sizes can be bought in the store.