Each year I dye a Christmas Sampler ideal for those of you stitching Christmas projects. I like to offer a classic green and red as it tends to be the most popular colour choice to celebrate the season.
When I think of GREENS I think of evergreen trees, holly, ivy and mistletoe. Thinking of RED I think of berries, hearts and apples. This year my green is a forest green and the red somewhat darker than in the past.
What I Used To Create This Christmas Sampler
My Christmas Sampler consists of five threads including the following:
- Size 5 Perle cotton – 10 meters/10.94 yards
- Flat Ribbon – 5 meters/5.47 yards
- Silk Perle – 5 meters/5.47 yards
- Rayon Metallic – 5 meters/5.47 yards
- Rayon – 5 meters/5.47 yards
Let me tell you a little about each of the threads.
Most of you will be familiar with Perle cotton but if not it is a twisted mercerized cotton
Silk Perle is my personal favourite. It is twisted filament silk and glides through fabric.
Flat ribbon is a viscose knitted product that is not as widely seen in the needlework market. It can be used in place of any “flat” ribbon such as Neon Rays for example. Just a note that it is thicker than other flat ribbons so not a good option for layered stitches such as Rhodes or Waffle.
Rayon metallic and Rayon absorb the dye beautifully offering a vibrant colour.
My Christmas Sampler is limited edition so once they are sold they are gone for this year!
Remember to shop early to avoid disappointment.