hand dyed perle cotton

DAY 10 of my “Ideas for a Colourful Christmas“.  For those of you who regular follow my blog, you will know that I create stitch samples for my shop to give an idea of how the colour combinations stitch up.  Earlier in the year I created some small individual 1 to 1 1/2 inch squares.  I chose the pattern, colours and threads randomly.  I started in the middle and worked my way out.  I came across several in my drawer and decided I needed to use these in some way so came up with this needlepoint ornament for Christmas.  I started with a size 5 perle cotton in the center, stitched around this with cotton floss, added some sparkle chainette for a bit of glitz then finished the border with the same size 5 perle that I used in the center.  I ironed fusible web to a small piece of felt and ironed this onto the back.  I had a scrap piece of tubular ribbon left over from a previous project that I gathered and couched in place to finish the edges.  A great way to create a needlepoint ornament using very little in the way of supplies.  Have fun! 🙂

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