Prepare for embroidery of the icon is necessary differently,rather than to any other kind of needlework. Bright thoughts and positive mood, prayer and faith will help you to embroider an icon that in the future will become for you and your family a real powerful guard for life. We bring to your attention a master class on cross-stitching icons of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Blessed Matron with diagrams and descriptions. To embroider the first of these icons must be stocked up in advance: the canvas Aida number eighteen (seventy-two cells by ten centimeters); embroidery machine or embroidery frame; Threads for embroidery (VMS). The proposed work is made on the hoop. When the process of embroidery with the help of the embroidery frame is performed, it is necessary to iron the work from the inside by the canvas from the mahry while you move the rings from the embroidered square to a new place. Embroidery must begin from the middle, with the face of the holy Image. The face itself should be framed with curls of hair. Embroidery is carried out from the lower right corner to the left side. After the part of the bottom has been completely finished, you need to cross the embroidery cross with the top of the head of the Image. In our case, before proceeding to embroidery, it is necessary to flash the shape of the head of the Image. Then, when we complete the embroidery of the face,go to create a halo. We advise you to embark on embroidery of a halo from the upper part of it, from the corner in the left side, moving gradually to the right side. Note that the embroidery should be in the same direction to ensure the smoothness and density of the fabric. At the same time, we try not to stretch the corners of the product. The basis of the corners is also not stretchable. Then, when we finish the work onthe product, if desired, it can be washed with the most delicate means. Then rinse with the vinegar to give a shine to the fibers. Do not forget that the cross-stitching of the icon should not only begin with prayer, but also complete it. Holy Matrona Moscow, which is often stillcalled Matronushka, belongs today to the most revered saints. Her relics are in the Intercession Monastery. Many people have become convinced of her help, but she is most revered by women who often turn to her with pleas for the protection of her children and pregnancy. To embroider an icon, we will need: - a bright foundation; embroidery scheme; needle; thread mulina necessary color; embroidery frame; frame. We bring to your attention the cross-stitch pattern of the Matrona icon: When working, we will use large diameter fingers or a frame made of wood. Perhaps the creation of embroidery without them, but it will beunder the power of experienced needlewomen. For beginners, fingers will be irreplaceable. Before proceeding to the very embroidery, it is necessary to iron its tissue base. Do it best through a sheet of tracing paper or parchment. However, the temperature should bethe minimum. Wash the finished product is not recommended. If there is such a need, you can wipe it with a damp cloth. After that, the base should be fixed on the frame or in the frame. Next, following the color scheme decision, make the very embroidery cross. Thus it is necessary to be guided by the main principles of this type of embroidery. After the embroidery has been completed, you canformalize the icon in the frame. You can buy it in a store specializing in various types of such products. Also it is possible to make a frame under the order. According to all the rules and canons, the icon should be consecrated in the church, and then placed in the place reserved for the icons or presented as a gift to the native person. Enjoy your creative work!