Wow – Summer has sure flown by – it’s late August time to start my Holiday Stitching projects!
I’ve just finished designing a Scandinavian-inspired project as a Holiday Make-Ahead. I thought it would be fun to post this as a stitch-along project, so you can all share in the fun.
This design featuring three simple trees with a looped outline and ornate border is worked in Cross Stitch on 18-count White CharlesCraft Gold Standard Aida cloth, in 6 colors of DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss.
After working the trees, snowflakes and border in cross stitch, I’ll be outlining the trees in a pretty, loopy shape using DMC Memory Thread, which will be couched in place using matching shades of the 6-strand embroidery floss.
Here are the Materials you will need to stitch along with me!
- 1 package of 18-count White CharlesCraft Gold Standard Aida, size 15″ x 18″
- 1 skein each of DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss in colors 816 Garnet, 817 Very Dark Coral Red, 700 Bright Green, 703 Chartreuse, 798 Dark Delft Blue and 725 Medium Light Topaz
- 1 shuttle each of DMC Memory Thread in colors 6040 Red and 6160 Green
- Size 10 DMC Embroidery Needles, scissors, and a 10-inch embroidery hoop
I’m starting my stitching today and will post both the free pattern and my progress so far in tomorrow’s blog.