What Are You Stitching?
18th March 2022
Yes, we know it’s not Christmas. But just because it isn’t December doesn’t mean you can’t start stitching your Christmas ornaments, does it? It’s better to be prepared! Not only that, but there’s a lot of pleasure to be had in stitching ornaments, as these projects from our readers will attest.
‘I have been collecting Inspirations magazine from the first issue and still love them all. Last year, I made two Christmas tree decorations from Inspirations issue #65. The project was actually for a scissor fob, but I turned it into a decoration for my tree.’
This is a clever way to display your work, Christa. It works just as well as a tree decoration as it did as a scissor fob and it brings a wonderful air of homemade festivity to your Christmas tree.
‘Here is a Christmas decoration I made from the table runner design in Inspirations issue #112. When I first saw the design, it made me immediately think of individual decorations!’
‘This is the first one I made for a friend who is overseas. Her husband was lucky enough to be here in Australia for work so he took it home for her. I made a matching case to keep it safe when it is not hanging on the tree.’
‘I finished a second Christmas ornament adapted from Colours of Christmas from Inspirations issue 112. I added some DMC sparkly thread and halved the space between the outside border and the centre. To finish it off I used red liberty fabric and some small glass beads at the corners.’
You’re so clever, Heather! These designs all look just as good hanging on the Christmas tree as they did in their original form.
‘Reading your recent article on smocking prompted me to send this photo of some smocked Christmas balls I stitched for my sister. This is just to show that smocking isn’t limited to wearables for children.’
Indeed it isn’t, Maureen. What a beautiful collection of Christmas ornaments. Your sister’s Christmas tree must look wonderful with all of these hanging on it.
Do you enjoy stitching Christmas ornaments, no matter what time of year it is? Do you love looking at a Christmas tree laden with hand stitched delights in a range of materials and techniques? Or do you leave Christmas stitching until Christmas time?
Whether you like to stitch for Christmas or not, and whatever time of the year you do it, we’d like to see it. Send us a picture of your work with a bit of information about the completed project to email@example.com