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Napkin ring and napkins-free cross-stitch patterns

Napkin ring and napkins-free cross-stitch patterns

Napkin ring and napkins-free cross-stitch patterns
Napkin ring and napkins-free cross-stitch patterns

 

These three motifs for napkin rings and napkins -free cross-stitch patterns are taken from a woven South American sash belt . When you first look at the belt, the designs are not obvious, but on closer inspection you can see owls, a tropical bird of some kind and maize plants, intermingled with the woven pattern of the belt itself.

A disigner has used the owls as a motif for the napkin ring, while the maize and bird designs appear on the napkins, You could add these two to the corners of a tablecloth as well, or use them on square coasters. Try repeating the owl design horizontally on a coffee pot warmer or tea cosy, or to make a cafe curtain border.

Measurements

Worked on 14 count Aida, the finished owl embroidery measures 14 x 5.5cm (5J£ x 2Min), the maize 6 x 8cm (236 x 3’/in) and the bird 7 x 6.7cm (2%x2%in). Use 2 strands of cotton in the needle throughout.

Materials

Napkin ring and napkins-free cross-stitch patterns-chart
Napkin ring and napkins-free cross-stitch patterns-chart

To work the napkin ring embroidery:

•Tracing paper for templates

• Piece of 14 count cream Aida, 20 x 28cm (8 x 11 in)

• Stranded cotton embroidery threads as specified in the colour key

• Tapestry needle size 24 or 26 To make up the napkin ring:

• Piece of stiff interfacing, 14 x 26cm

• 52cm  length of natural cotton tape,

1.3cm  wide

• Cream sewing thread

• Basic sewing kit

• Sewing machine

To work the napkin embroideries:

• 2 pieces of 14 count cream Aida, each 18x18cm(7 x 7 in)

• Stranded cotton embroidery threads as specified in the colour key

• Tapestry needle size 24 or 26 To make up the napkins:

• 2 natural cotton napkins

• Cream sewing thread

• Basic sewing kit

• Sewing machine

To make up the napkins

Tack around each napkin design about 3 Aida blocks from the widest part of the embroidery and make a square. Cut out around each square, leaving a 1 cm  margin for the seam allowance. Pin and tack the raw edges of the seam allowance to the back of the embroidered Aida, following the tacking line. Press, then pin each design onto the corner of a napkin, using the topstitching line on the napkins as a guide for positioning the designs. Tack into position and topstitch as close to the edge of the Aida as possible. Remove the tacking and press.

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