Tutorial: Paper Doves

 

 

Cross Stitcher: 'With Love" Doves


 Template from

Cross Stitcher (UK) Dec 2010

  


Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Sharp needle
  • Foam base (optional)
  • Embroidery floss
  • White watercolour paper
  • Cereal box card
  • Glue

 

 

Preparation:

Template:

If you plan on making more than one Paper Dove, I recommend you make a semi permanent template. Simply print out a copy pf the Dove template, glue the full template onto the back of a cereal box and cut out the dove & wings.

 

Foam Base:

To avoid damaging your paper during hole punching, I recommend putting something soft i.e. a foam base under the paper.

 

 


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Step 1:

Using your (cereal box) template,

draw your doves onto watercolour paper

& cut out.

 

 

 

 

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Step 2:

Lightly draw

the Cross Stitcher or your own design

onto the doves.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 3:

With a soft base under your cut-out & using a sharp needle,

punch along your design at regular intervals.

 

Don't forget

the hole in the dove's upper back for it's wings.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 4:

Erase the pencil marks leaving just the holes.

 

 

 

 

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Step 5:

Using either running or back stitch,

sew your design onto your paper dove using embroidery floss

(6 strand is good).

 


Finish your work with a small knot to secure it.

 

 

 

 


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Step 6:

Cut a length of floss,

thread it through the hole in the

dove's back.


 


Step 7:

Sew the doubled up thread

through the middle of the wings & push them down

to rest on the dove's back.


Optional – tie a knot to secure the wings.

 

 


Step 8:

Gently fold your wings

& hang!

 

 

 

 

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Paper Art: Doves

 

 

 

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