Stitch of the Month
September 2011: Double Fan Doubled (DFD)

Designed by Ro Pace


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Use 2-ply of thread #7_____ and 2-ply of #8_____. You will be alternating these threads. See chart on next page for numbering. Start with thread #7, come up in hole #1 go down into hole #2, do not snug us your threads, leave them loose on top of the canvas. Come up in hole #3, but, be- fore you go down into hole #4, put the needle into your other hand and slide it un- der the upper part of the 1-2 stitch. Snug and straighten up all the threads so they cross around the middle hole indicated by the green heart. Bring this needle up in hole #9 and park it out of the way.

When stitching with the second color do not go under the first color. This is the only layer that you will treat the threads separately. Rotate canvas one quarter turn so the #4 hole is in your lap on the right side. Using thread #8 come up at hole #5. Repeat the instructions above using holes number 6, 7 and 8. When fin- ished bring your needle up in hole #13 and park it.

From this point on you will be sliding under and over all threads, no matter the color to complete each layer. You will continue to rotate your canvas with the #1 hole in your lap on the lower right side when you use thread #7. And, the #4 hole in your lap on the lower right side when you use thread #8.

Pick up your needle from hole #9. You will always be traveling in a clockwise di- rections. With the needle pointing towards the left side, slide it under the threads of the hole #4 arm, over the threads of the hole #5 arm, slide it under the threads of the hole #8 arm, over the #3 arm and down into hole #10.

Come up in hole #11 and traveling clockwise slide under the 2/10 arm, over the 7 arm, under the 6 arm, over the 1/9 arm, under the 4 arm and down into hole # 13. Bring your needle up in hole #17 and park it.

Rotate your canvas, pick up the second color and repeat the same maneuver you did for the first color....going under over, under over and down. Return your canvas back to itís original position and continue following the num- bers changing threads and rotating the canvas back and forth for each color. See below for a larger chart.


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If you are not familiar with DFD’s you might want to check off each number as you go.


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