There is nothing that makes me think of a vintage Christmas more than bright baubles, multi-coloured lights and pots of poinsettias. This is the Winter White version with a pared back, snowy, feel. 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.
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.