was our design
contest winners. Here she will take you step-by-step through completing
her award winning design.
Since we profiled Giulia, she has been hard at work on a new
sampler, dedicated to her daughter, which depicts Sofia with
her little dog in their garden. Sofia, now five, expressly requested
a pink collar and bow for her dog. Indeed, she actively participated
in choosing all the colors which consist of Waterlililies threads
employing cross stitch, bullion knot, eyelet, smirna, queen's
stitch and a newly invented stitch by Giulia called Sofia's stitch.
Giulia's life continues to be very full with her work, family
and hobbies. She asserts: "With the... peace of my family,
stitching is for me the easiest way to express my feelings and
to try to reproduce beauty in my projects to be kept forever."
Part I of II
STITCH COUNT: 106 x 214
MODEL INFORMATION: The model was stitched with Waterlilies
hand-dyed silks from The Caron Collection, DMC metallic embroidery
floss and Mill Hill beads on 28-ct french-lace linen.
It measures approximately 7.4" x 15"
Stitch over two threads using two strands of silk except for
backstich of the moon and for the stitch on the beads. All stitch
diagrams follow the stitch through its progression and show the
actual threads of the fabric. The number on the left side of
the graph and inside the four sections above and under the two
capital letters on the right and left lower corners correspond
to SPECIAL STITCHING INSTRUCTIONS, which follow. Everything not
specifically mentioned in these instructions should be worked
in Cross Stitch (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 14 and 17 sections).
SPECIAL STITCHING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Beadwork: one strand of Waterlilies, 129, Hint of Mint.
Stitch on the beads in random placement.
2. Moon: stitch the moon with two threads of DMC metallic
thread 5283. Outline with Backstitch using one thread of Waterlilies,
3. Fir and reindeer: cross-stitch with two threads as shown
by chart symbols.
4. Band: Algerian Eye with two threads of Waterlilies, 129,
Hint of Mint. See diagram below.
5. Band: cross-stitch according to chart symbols
6. Band: work CHRISTMAS 1998 in cross stitch according to
For a copy
of the chart for Giulia's Christmas Sampler, send $/Euro 2.00
for shipping and handling.
For a copy
of the chart and true size color copy of the Sampler, send $/Euro
4.00 for shipping and handling.
For the complete
leaflet which includes photo, instructions, chart, true size
color copy, chart with numbers and letters to personalize the
Sampler, send $/Euro 9.00 (which cover the price of the leaflet
plus shipping and handling)
16 54100 Massa, Italy
for PART II
If you would like to contact
Giulia Manfredini, please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or snail-mail
her at Via Palestro 16, 541000 Massa, Italy. She would be delighted
to hear from you!
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