While waiting for Christmas
When I came across this little illustration, I immediately said to myself it would make a very nice Christmas project. So I was eager to turn it into a small embroidery that I have a lot of fun to present to you today.
You will find the photos, the stitches used and the list of colors below.
As usual, you will find the explanation of the stitches in the “Stitches” section of the menu.
The design of this embroidery can be downloaded HERE.
The leaves are embroidered with herringbone stitch 1 thread and the House of Embroidery 69A stranded cotton.
The berries are embroidered with satin stitch and a tiny straight stitch to mark the bottom of the fruit, all with 1 thread and the DMC 304, 349 and 646 stranded cotton.
Branches and dried ears
The branches are embroidered with stem stitch1 thread and House of Embroidery stranded cotton 72C.
The ears are embroidered with stem stitch 1 thread and bullion stitch 2 threads with House of Embroidery stranded cotton 59B.
Pink berries and leaves
The stem of the berries is embroidered with stem stitch and leaves with herringbone, all with House of Embroidery stranded cotton 55B and 1 thread. The berries are embroidered with satin stitch and finished with 3 straight stitches, all with 1 thread. The colors used are House of Embroidery 90A and DMC 646 stranded cotton.
The leaves above the berries are embroidered with stem and satin stitch using 1 thread and House of Embroidery stranded cotton 4C.
Dry branches, holly, fir branches and mistletoe.
The dry branches and holly are embroidered as before.
The fir branches are embroidered with fly stitch 1 thread and House of Embroidery stranded cotton 69C.
The mistletoe leaves are embroidered with satin stitch 1 thread and House of Embroidery stranded cotton 5B. The berries are made with French knots 2 wraps and a big needle (here chenille 22). I used House of Embroidery Perle cotton N° 8 in the color 6B.