Monday, September 21, 2009

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam
Designed by: Pam Kellogg
Skill Level: Beginner

Designer Pam Kellogg used light shades of Kreinik Braid to create this charming Uncle Sam cross stitch design in a folk art style. You'll love the soft, white-washed look. He?s full of texture and personality (French Knots create a realistic-looking beard on our fine gentleman).

Materials needed

  • Kreinik Fine (#8) Braid in 014 Sky Blue, 032 Pearl, 210 Gold Dust, 332 Candy Cane, 003 Red, and 1432 Blue Ice
  • Cotton embroidery floss as listed in color key (see chart at bottom of this page)
  • 14-count Aida (We used a light tan color) or 14-count waste canvas if you're stitching this design on a garment or tote bag
  • #24 Tapestry needle
Cross stitch this design according to the color key. Note that Uncle Sam's beard is done in French Knots to create the effect of a real curly-Q beard. Place the knots randomly and thick for a full effect.
Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project click on the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser.

If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: Uncle Sam, P.O. Box 1258, 
Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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