Today I bring you a stitched Christmas Tree with a Star. Now I did not stitch the tree to a size that would make the star appear in proportion to the tree. This was just to show you what could be done.
This is the stitch I used for the tree. I am showing what the compensation stitches would be if you were stitching the tree from the top down,
After the tree was complete I added snow flakes to the tree, these are from “the Collection #TSQ-35”. The tree was stitching using one strand of Sheep’s Silk Leaf Green DK SPS 064 from The Thread Gatherer. For the tree trunk I used one strand of EdMar Bouclé #031 and followed “Tree Bark #6” from Stitch Landscape produced by Little Shoppe Canvas Company, this book is available from many LNS.
I stitched the star using Bulge beads in size large and small. I followed the channels for the large bugle beads and the small bugle beads are placed on a true diagonal. I left two threads in the center, then placed a #2 gold pearl bead from SJ Designs. You can see it in the next photo, although it is not that clear,
You could use all small bugle beads or a mixture of medium and small bugle beads. The star would also be great in a night sky.
Last night Stimpy had fun with the snowflakes and scattered then all over the floor. I was not amused since I had the pleasure of trying to pick them up and put them back in the container, not that easy. The vacuum cleaner managed to suck up the rest
I love using Sheep’s Silk, it is slightly overdyed and made up of 50% wool and 50% silk. It is also wonderful for clothing. Not many stores carry it and I know it can take a long time to special order, but if you find it I would buy it and try it on one of your projects. I have had this in stash for some time, who knows what I originally purchased it for. I am sure one day the thought will come back to me!
Have a wonderful day in this busy holiday season. I am off to dribble some whiskey over my Christmas Cakes