I am working on a couple of Christmas presents at the moment, both using Jenny of Elefantz stitching designs.
The first one is a design from the Stitchery Club Nov 2016, this is another version of the one I stitched a few weeks ago while in Spain which I made into a pouch for me and I loved it so much I wanted to stitch it again.
I have adapted the design to be a full circle of flowers by copying a couple of motifs from other parts of the circle.I can’t find the design for sale at present on Jenny’s site.
I used a Liberty fabric for the hexagon and my favourite Silk Mill threads for the stitching along with some of my new Caron Waterlilies variegated thread from Sew and Sew.
The other thing I am going to buy if I ever win the Lottery is the entire 700 thread set that is available from the Silk Mill, can you imagine having all of the colours!
This will be a pouch with some contrast Liberty at the bottom and denim for the back similar to the previous one below.
The other Jenny design is from the May 2018 Stitchery Club and as soon as I saw this design I knew I would stitch it straight away. It is so unusual and I am looking forward to practising some new stitches while doing it.
Picture above from Jenny’s Craftsy page where you can buy this design. This will become a project wallet to store embroidery.
At Jenny’s suggestion I trace my embroidery onto the fabric using a brown Zig Millennium pen. I bought three a few years ago from an online art supplier and they are still going strong.I am using a cotton fabric with a white on white background as I tend to do for most of my embroidery.
The stitching covers up all trace of the pen as it is permanent.
What about you, have you started your Christmas crafting yet? I already have 3 ornaments completed with one nearly finished and another 5 of the same design to make.
I hope that you have a lovely weekend ahead, Ellie is coming for a short visit until Saturday lunchtime and I am planning to spend most the rest of it in the craft room, my last weekend here for a while so I will make the most of it. Take care and thanks for visiting.
4 thoughts on “Christmas gift stitching”
Oh ! Very pretty ! Yes I love Silk Mill threads too … I,m working on something with these silk threads..not ready to show yet . I love that stitch sampler you are doing ..always good to brush up on stitches .
As for Christmas I have a little cross stitch piece which I really need to finish …not enough hours in the day 🙂 x
This is such a cute pouch! I’m sure the lucky recipient will love it! Good luck winning the lottery to get all those threads!
No, I haven’t started on Christmas yet! I’m still working on the Embroiderers Guild WW1 commemoration, and I have no brain capacity to spare!
Just looked at what you are making for this and it looks amazing, so much intricate detail. What a beautiful piece it will be!