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Friday, 4 December 2009

wXSw group's Christmas exhange

I took part in a Christmast ornament exchange on Yahoo group Wonderful XS World. I got to stitch to Annalee from USA and I stitched her a round double sided ornament. She has received it so here are some pictures. On one side I stitched a snowflake, it's a freebie from the blog Bonheur de Broduses, on the other side I stitched white Christmas trees, the chart is designed by Dora and the freebie can be found from Borduurblog. A couple of extra freebies for today's Advent Calendar. :) I used Wichelt-Permin's 28ct Ruby Red linen and DMC's white thread, stitched two over two threads. For the finishing I used white ribbon. The width of the ornament is about 8cm.

Here are some "making of" pictures. :)
After I stitched the charts I cut two round parts of red felt so the padding doesn't show through the linen, two round parts from a sheet of padding and two round pieces of cardboard. I marked the center on each piece.

I put a needle through all the marks so I got the stitching centered.

Then I hot glued the stitched fabric to the cardboard with the padding and the felt between them. I would have sewn but I didn't leave enough fabric around the stitching... But the hot glue worked fine too.

Here are the two sides. I hot glued them together and then hot glued the ribbon around the edge.


Daffycat said...

A beautiful ornament! Well done!

A great use of felt! I usually use dark iron-on interfacing for darker colored fabrics. I use it every time I use any poly-fil as I hate the way that stuff pokes it's way through the fabric!

Blu said...

That ornament is very beautiful. That's very clever using felt as a backing. I have to add it to my finishing tricks...

stitchinfiend said...

A beautiful ornament. Love the white on the red.