Saturday 8 December 2012

Free Christmas Tree design

It's that time of year again. Lots of Christmas projects  everywhere. I needed a plain, contemporary design. So I came up with this, quick  and simple, but with a slight twist in the stitching!

I back stitched around the tree and baubles, and outlined the trunk in Portuguese knotted stem stitch. Then I added a some muted colour with  dampened watercolour pencils- so the paint would bleed out slightly. My twist (and the fun bit) was to couch a heavier gold thread over the tree in wriggly lines to create the tinsel. A sparkly star at the top finishes it off.

The design is here:

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  1. thanks for sharing your tree with us, have done a sketch to refer back to, no hand made cards I am afraid this year but net year hopefully.

  2. How sweet is that. Thank you for sharing your design.

  3. Thanks for sharing the lovely tree design. It is very pretty stitched up. Hugs judy

  4. Thanks Jules - it is wonderful! I love the tinsel, really nice stitching. Cute pincushion too :)


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