Home for the Holidays - Needlework Expo preview

August 18, 2021

Home for the Holidays - Needlework Expo preview

Next up in our Needlework Expo preview is the third design... Home for the Holidays!

 home for the holidays - needlework expo preview - october house fiber arts

I love being home during the holidays...well, shoot, I just love being home anytime. I'm a complete homebody! It works out pretty well since my business is home-based and my husband is also a homebody. 

But the coziness of the holidays is always special...and that's where this design started from. I started with a couple of berry baskets just because they are so cute and fun to stitch. Then a hillside full of subtle quaker-inspired motifs and a chalet-style house.

I finished this design the same way I would a Christmas ornament. It's basically just an oversize ornament with a ric rac hanger to make it easy to hang from a knob or door handle. Then after the holidays, it's easy to store since it's a flat piece.

home for the holidays - needlework expo preview - october house fiber arts

Stitched on Marzipan by Colour & Cotton, it calls for Weeks and Classic Colorworks threads with just one DMC color thrown in for good measure.

I finished the edge by couching a length of DMC floss (all 6 strands) with a pale green 28 wt. cotton thread. It was just enough to give it a finished look without being too much. The backing is a black and cream quilting cotton.

home for the holidays - needlework expo preview - october house fiber arts

 Release date: August 28, 2021




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