Cross Stitcher: 'With Love" Doves
Cross Stitcher (UK) Dec 2010
- Sharp needle
- Foam base (optional)
- Embroidery floss
- White watercolour paper
- Cereal box card
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.
To avoid damaging your paper during hole punching, I recommend putting something soft i.e. a foam base under the paper.
Using your (cereal box) template,
draw your doves onto watercolour paper
& cut out.
the Cross Stitcher or your own design
onto the doves.
With a soft base under your cut-out & using a sharp needle,
punch along your design at regular intervals.
the hole in the dove's upper back for it's wings.
Erase the pencil marks leaving just the holes.
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.
Cut a length of floss,
thread it through the hole in the
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.
Gently fold your wings
Paper Art: Doves