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Seasonal Stitches

Increase your hand-embroidery know-how as you embellish holiday motifs on a set of stuffed wool ornaments. 

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Appliqué Snowflake Ornament

1. Referring to Snowflake Appliqué Placement Diagram, position cream wool E snowflake and 13 light blue wool G circles on a green wool oval. Baste, then whipstitch all pieces in place with matching wool thread.

2. Hand-sew a running stitch about 1⁄8" from edge of cream velvet F circle. Pull thread ends to gather velvet circle around freezer-paper circle. Using cream thread, hand-appliqué velvet circle in center of snowflake, removing freezer paper when you’ve stitched about three-fourths of the way around circle.

3. Backstitch around edges of snowflake with cream/gray variegated perle cotton. Backstitch around edge of center circle with yellow-green perle cotton.

4. Referring to photo on page 1, use cream/gray variegated perle cotton to make French knots along edges of snowflake and one in center of each blue circle to make snowflake ornament top.

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