Fun Christmas characters (Santa, Angel, Elf)
Set of 3 hanging ornaments
CROSS STITCH PATTERN DESIGNED BY Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin
Unique holiday ornaments that combine cross stitch and some easy assembly. The trio will look delightful on your Christmas tree.
Part of a series of new Christmas ornaments by Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin, who excels at finding fun finishings for cross stitch projects (there will be more to follow). The three characters have a humbug shaped body, made of a single rectangle of fabric, an articulated head, and playfully hanging arms and legs.
Face expressions are exquisitely detailed in a combination of cross stitch and backstitch. There are highlights of Gold metallics thread for the angel, as well as seedbeads.
Colors and accessories are carefully chosen, Santa and elf with bi-color cord limbs finished with wooden beads, the angel with light gold ribbon and glass beads.
The patterns were designed on red, white and green Aida, but could also be stitched on linen. Including their legs, they measure about 6 inch (15cm) high on 14ct.
A detailed, step by step tutorial for finishing the item is included with the charts, as well as a full list of supplies.
A cross stitch pattern by Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin.
Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Fun Christmas characters (set of 3 hanging ornaments)
Chart size in stitches: 3 x (72 x 36) (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: 14 ct Aida or 28 ct linen, Red, White, Green
Size of finished items: (including legs) 6 inch (15 cm)
Stitches: cross stitch, backstitch
Threads: DMC, DMC Diamond Gold metallic
Number of colors: 10
Other supplies: seedbeads, wooden and glass beads, cord, ribbon, Pearl #5 Gold metallic, iron-on adhesive, stuffing, rings, sewing thread
Themes: Santa, Angel, Elf, Chrisrmas tree decorations, hand-made ornaments