There is nothing that makes me think of a vintage Christmas more than bright baubles, multi-coloured lights and pots of poinsettias. No more tricky than my other kits but you do need to work carefully with satin stitch; this is something that needs a bit of quiet time, plenty of light and a fine crewel needle. I am hoping that a few quiet hours with some stitching might be just the ticket in the run up to Christmas, or even between Christmas and New Year!
The kit includes a 10” square piece of hand-printed antique linen together with the threads and instructions required to complete the pattern. The finished piece is approximately 110mm square and would work beautifully as a little Christmas cushion, wall hanging or shelf sitter. It could also adorn the front of a gift bag or make a special Christmas keepsake for someone you love. Mine is framed and will provide the focal point of a Christmas display with a candle and perhaps some micro fairy lights.
It is important to me that packaging and storage for my work is beautiful as well as functional. Kits from The Stitchery are packed in beautiful, sturdy, textured card folders that close with a hand-dyed silk ribbon. This means that they make lovely gifts as well as providing a home for your work in between stitching sessions.
To complete the kit you will also need a packet of crewel needles (a size 5 is a good all-rounder but you will need something like a number 7 crewel needle to work a perfect satin stitch), a pair of small, sharp, needlework scissors and a 6” embroidery hoop.