Please go to PINKTANK to read the corresponding article titled Mothers of Exiles: For Many, the Child-Separation Ordeal May Never End.
- 22 3/4 inches x 11 1/4 inches 14-count Aida cross stitch fabric
- tapestry needle size 24
- six-strand DMC 100% cotton Embroidery Floss #919, #500 (two skeins), #501 (two skeins), #502, #503, #504, #725, #728, #729. You will use only two of the six strands of thread for the embroidery.
- small embroidery scissors
Please click on: Mother of Exiles for a pdf of the embroidery pattern.
Below is a detail from the pattern. In the pattern you will notice that some cross stitches are half one color and half another. When doing that, I will usually place the lighter color on top of the darker color. It does get a little tedious to do the half-half stitches. If you’d like you can just go ahead and do the stitch in one or the other color.
Along the edge of the image (as seen in the shoes below), some stitches are only half cross stitch, going in one direction or the other to create more of a curve.