Christmas is fast approaching and we will celebrate on December 25th. Did you know in many places around the world, the celebrating continues through advent until January 6th? This is called the Epiphany. I like the idea of observing this tradition until after the New Year. Maybe that is why so many people keep their decorations up until that time. My latest In The Hoop 12 Days Christmas Tree Skirt embroidery design will help you do that. This has been such a fun project to create. I think you will love seeing how it unfolds.
This design stitches entirely in your 5x7 embroidery hoop. There are 12 designs included and each one creates a different panel you can see above. Once completed, it will be 16 inches across. This is the perfect size to use with a tabletop Christmas tree.
Or you could decorate with some holiday candles.
Maybe you need a special place to leave Santa some Milk and Cookies?
So how can you complete a project that will be 16 inches across in a 5x7 hoop? First you will stitch each panel. Here you see one ready for releasing from the hoop.
Once it has been removed from the stabilizer, you will load the next embroidery design and stitch it out. Then, use a small amount of masking tape to hold the panel to the hoop, and your machine will sew a connecting stitch. It is very repetitive and once you have the first two panels sewn, you will get the hang of it.
The project will continue to grow as you stitch and add panels.
Until finally you have all of the sections stitched out.
Even the back of the project looks pretty because you use a matching bobbin for the satin stitching.
Have I got your interest? Are you trying to figure out how this works? Want to get the In The Hoop 12 Days Christmas Tree Skirt design? Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you can watch the instruction video. When you download the design, you will also receive full color instructions.
I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season. Remember to share what you learn and be generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
Lagniappe Peddler believes that the process of working with our hands can be one of the best forms of healing the hurts in our lives and welcomes all who visit this safe little corner of the world.
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