That empty window sill that needs colour – bitter aloes are a fab eccentric choice
You will need
• Rose patten template
• paper, pencil and ruler
• awl or large needle
• white linen throw
• water-soluble fabric marking pen
• 50g chunky knitting yarn
• chenille needle
1 Enlarge the rose pattern to the desired size. Pierce the corners of the cross-stitch positions with an awl or large needle.
2 Place the throw on a flat surface and pin the paper pattern in the desired position. Use a water-soluble fabric marking pen to mark the positions of all the stitches.
3 To work cross-stitch, first embroider a row of right-slanting stitches. Next, working in the opposite direction, embroider the left slanting stitches to complete each stitch.