I have another free cross stitch pattern for you today. This is Jack the Jester. He is made in the likeness the Jack the Jester doll I made. The pattern for Jack can be found on my Free Cross Stitch Patterns page. If you would like to make him into an ornament, be sure to go to my Tutorials page and you’ll find instructions there.
To embellish Jack I added the seed beads and tiny bells to his hat. When I put the ornament together, I dressed up the top (front and back) with 1/2” black cabbage roses and a 1/4” metal black rose at the base. I added just a single strand of beads hanging down, I believe less is best. To finish, I used a bright cherry red dupioni silk on the back and a red picot edge trim and on the front a tiny gold cord.
I think finishing something is the first thing that people will look at when they look at your work, so always be sure to take that extra time to finish things nicely. And even if it’s a small project, don’t think you don’t need to embellish it, everything can use a bit of that, simple or extravagant. It’s your project, so dress it up the way you want it to look.
Below my pictures is a picture of a sample stitched by a friend of mine.
I told Mary Ann about the pattern a while ago and she said she was game to test it for me. Mary Ann tells me she is a beginner to cross stitch, but for a beginner, I think she did a great job with Jack. She said she learned some more things about cross stitch working on this and isn’t that what it’s all about.
Just try things, don’t shy away because they might seem daunting and don’t let anyone else discourage you from trying. Jump in and give it a try.
Be sure to stop by Mary Ann’s blog, click here, and see what she’s up to. She does have a lot of interests and more than one blog, so poke around and she what she creates. Make sure to check out her Mice on her Mainly Mice blog. The links are on the right side of her blog. Enjoy and thanks again Mary Ann. I think you did a wonderful job with Jack and I appreciate your help..