Fallish Stitches

Primitive Tree

This first project is a different take on traditional cross stitch. I really liked the way the subtle lines came out with the primitive pencil grid. To make it easy, I just drew the pattern directly onto my fabric. Depending on the size of grid, you can make the pattern larger or smaller.

Lexi Grenzer Stamp
1 yard wool $5


You could just print out the image or use the running stitch idea on any silhouette. I took the template image, printed it onto fabric and followed the stitches with dark thread. Try using different color threads, or inks. Try printing the single image larger or making several small crows.

Print on fabric:

  • Cut a piece of cotton 8.5″ x 11″
  • Iron the shiny side of freezer paper (8.5″ x 11″) to the back of the fabric.
  • Run the fabric/freezer paper through the printer- printing the template.
  • Remove the freezer paper from the back by gently pulling.
  • Save the freezer paper to re-use on your next printed fabric.

Video tutorials: Cross-Stitch Tree & Running Stitch Crow.

Stitching review

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