The ornament measures 6.7cm (2 5/8”) in diameter excluding the hanging loop.
* level 1* – Beginner
Happy Holly is an ideal first project if you have no prior experience with raised embroidery.
The sprig of Happy Holly was inspired by a gorgeous Liberty print cotton featuring mistletoe and holly.
The design is embroidered with stranded silk threads onto a ground of pale blue-grey silk fabric, using a limited variety of common embroidery stitches. The detached leaves have wired centre veins and the berries are created by wrapping glass beads with silk thread. Fine metallic thread is used to add sparkle and highlights within the design.
The ornament hangs from a simple twisted cord hanging loop and is backed with the Liberty print cotton that inspired the design. A sparkly glass bead edge and pretty silk ribbon bow adds festive highlights to the finished ornament.
In this kit you will find
Pale blue-grey silk dupion
Liberty berry print cotton
7 stranded silk threads
Fine metallic thread
Card templates & Wadding
You will also need
10cm (4”) embroidery hoop, inner ring bound
Cream machine sewing thread
Tweezers or small pliers
Sharp lead pencil