January and February Program: Petite Garland

by Ruth Hofmann

Beat the winter blues with a garland of flowers. In this program you will learn to stitch flowers and leaves while understanding color influences. 

Approximate finished length: depends on what the finish fabric will be attached to

Materials list:

  • 8" x 8" or larger piece of 28 count evenweave fabric
    The fabric size specified is for an oval finished project. If you intend to frame this piece, put it on a different sized lid, or create an ornament, please bring sufficient fabric for that purpose. Ruth Hofmann stitched the samples on Lavender Brittany.

  • Fibers:

    • Main Color (MC) for flowers and leaves​

    • Color A for cross stitch accents

    • Color B a pale or light color for flower centers

    • Blending thread to accompany the main color

    • Ruth Hofmann used the following:

      • Needle Necessities overdye floss (now Threadworx) #178: lavender, blues and greens (MC)​

      • Color A: DMC #964, light aqua

      • Color B: DMC #746, pale yellow

      • Blending thread: Madeira #003, rainbow

  • Tools needed to complete:

    • Scissors

    • Needles

    • Sewing thread to close

Supplementary Information:


The January and February program will be devoted to the Petite Garland, an EGA Petite Project led by Susan Kaplan. You can find the instructions in the Members Only section of the EGA website. Then click on Petite Projects. This is a stash project!

Please print your own instructions. There will be a few project print outs available at the January's meetings but not enough for everyone.

The February meeting will show how to attach the stitched piece to an Altoids' box. A member will bring some in from her stash.