The Word Bookmark takes its inspiration from John 1:1. "In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God."
Such a simple statement, really. It must be believed to be understood. Yet it does not require understanding to be believed.
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Stitch Count: 32 high x 130 wide
Fabric and Approximate Finished Design Sizes:
14 ct. Aida 2 1/4" high x 9 1/4" wide
16 ct. Aida 2" high x 8 1/8" wide
18 ct. Aida 1 3/4" high x 7 1/4" wide
For other Fabric and Finished Design Sizes, let our handy stitch count table do the calculations for you.
I embroidered the bookmark on 14-count Aida with DMC 6-strand cotton floss and DMC Light Effects floss. It was finished by stitching a front and back design on two separate pieces of fabric, then sewing them together.
On the front, "The Word" is left white and unstitiched on a field of light to dark teal, with "in the beginning" across the face. Burgandy squares accent each corner and randomly dot the background. On the back, the remaining text of the verse is stitched in "barely-there," silver opalescent floss.
The border is white on white; overstitching with this Light Effects floss adds sparkle and shine. Finally, the two pieces are then half-stitched together, back to back, with fringe on either end.
The French knot dots over the lower case "i", the period and the colon are not true French knots. The stiff, almost wire-like characteristic of the silver "metallic" Light Effects floss makes it difficult to make French knots (the substitute is described in the instructions).
will use the same floss to overstitch areas already embroidered with the
standard cotton floss. Half stitches "sew" the two sides together.
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You can print all 10 pages of the file or just the pages you wish. You can also save the file to your hard drive for later printing.