"Lava Lamp" Alphabet 13 combines bulbous lower strokes and thin upper strokes for an interesting, unique and fun feel.
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These letters, inspired by the lava lamp, is stitched on 14-count Aida using DMC floss:
These letters have varying widths.
For the partial stitches that make up the angles, you can use 1/4 cross stitches, letting the backstitched outline complete them. Or, use 3/4 cross stitches, with or without the outline, for a fuller, rounder look.
The fabric and the floss strand count may affect your choice. If you are uncertain, try stitching a few sample letters in the corner of your fabric.
Learn any unfamiliar stitches by clicking on the "How To..." button on the left menu, or click here, then select tutorial links at the bottom of the page.
It is assumed that you will change the floss color to reflect your tastes and to coordinate with the rest of your project. Use the same number of strands that you are using throughout the rest of your cross stitch pattern.
Learn how to select and adapt cross stitch alphabets by clicking on the "Alphabet 123s" button on the left menu, or click here.
Click here for a printable cross stitch pattern for this design.
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