Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas Tree festival

One of the local parish churches holds a Christmas tree festival with trees decorated by various organisations. One of the quilt groups I attend, decided to aprticpate this eyar. To provide a cohesive look we were each provided with a 4" embroidery hoop and the colour scheme is cream, red, green and possibly gold.
November has just rushed by an next week is the deadline for our pieces. Astra has something special in progress for our "tree" which should look amazing. I will visit the church next month and take lots of photos. I bought a copy of the book Hoop-La!: 100 things to do with embroidery hoops by Kirsty Neale and it had this lovely crosss stitched star. I soon realised the star was too small for my hoop, so I enlarged the centre which gave me wider points on my star and then I outlined it in red to make it even bigger. My friend Jenny came to my aid with some cream Aida shot with gold and I used the Weeks Dye Works threads left over from The Frosted Pumpkin projects. I glued everything into the hoop and then realised I'd prefer to have the screw the other way around but it was too late.

I'm very pleased with how it has turned out and the hand dyed thread is also very effective.


Diane-crewe said...

what a wonderful idea x hope you get LOTS of pictures xx

Betty said...

Really lovely.
These trees (or just theone?) will look beautiful!

Kirsty Neale said...

It looks terrific, Sue! I'm so glad you liked the book.

Lots of luck with your decorated tree.