Running Stitch Hungarian Valentine ——————————————————————————— Felt Embroidery Pattern by Amy Gibson StitcheryDickoryDock.com Back Stitch French Knot Craftsy Meetup Party 2012 Questions? Comments? Wanna show off your heart? Denver, CO Leave a comment on my blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org What You Will Need: red & white felt Template white embroidery floss embroidery needle pinking sheers tissue paper glue stick pencil straight pins small length of twine or ribbon for loop to hang Instructions: 1. Cut out template along solid line, trace edge & cut out large heart shape in white felt with pinking sheers. 2. Cut out template along dashed line, trace edge & cut out medium heart shape in red felt with pinking sheers. 3. Using a window as a lightbox, trace the dotted stitching lines, including the smallest heart shape, onto tissue paper. 4. Carefully center tissue paper template over red felt heart & pin in place using 2 or 3 straight pins. 5. Using white embroidery floss & an embroidery needle, stitch the design using a running stitch for the heart outline, French knots for the dots, and a back stitch for the flower. 6. Carefully tear away the tissue paper, using the needle to pick away any leftover bits between stitches. 7. For the hanging loop, cut 8”-10” of ribbon or twine, fold in half, and paste the ends to the center of the white heart using glue stick. = Stitching 8. To attach the 2 hearts together, dot glue stick to the back of = Cut red felt the embroidered red heart, and press it firmly onto the white heart, on top of the hanging loop ends. = Cut white felt 9. Gift to your special someone, or hang anywhere you need a little dash of folksy cuteness. Enjoy!