18 November 2013

It's a Crafty Christmas Link Up ~ Let is Snow Embroidery Pattern


I'm thrilled to be taking part in this years Crafty Christmas Link Up organised by Laura from Bugs and Fishes.  My contribution is this festive embroidery pattern, perfect for those new to embroidery or as a quick project for more experienced stitchers.


I stitched mine using Back Stitch for the writing ( there's a quick tutorial for this here) and for the little snowflakes, I simply stitched 4 overlapping straight stitches.  By all means, please feel free to substitute these for your favourite stitches.

If you would like to embroider this design, firstly you will need to print the pattern.  To do so, highlight the picture below, then 'Right' click on your mouse, then select 'open in a new window' and  then print using the keys  'CTLR' and 'P'.  Please feel free to re scale the design to suit your needs.


A polite little note........this pattern is intended for you to happily enjoy sewing at home or to give as a gift.  In the spirit of the handmade market place, I would kindly ask that it should not be reproduced in any way for business purposes, please do be kind and respect this.  Thank you so much!! 


I transferred the pattern using this method on to natural linen and framed my completed design in a gorgeous red metal hoop, that was given to me many moons ago my by mum.  I couldn't resist adding the rusty tin jingly bells for a suitable festive touch.  Other ideas could be to use this on a cushion/pillow front or maybe add it to a patchwork mini quilt (you know how much I love those!!) oh the possibilities.......



I hope that you enjoy stitching the design and please do send me some pictures of your finished projects, I would love to see.

I'll be back with an update with links to all those taking part very soon, so watch this space!

Happy stitching
:: Edited 19th November 2013

I'm delighted to now add a link to all the fabulous blogs that are taking part

Felt House Gift Tag Holder – I ManuFatti















and there is more................................................................................



















A HUGE thank you so much to Laura for organising this crafty link up, I do not know about you, but I'm off to visit some blogs!! 

16 comments:

  1. That's beautiful Sarah, so simple but gorgeous.
    Kate x

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    1. Thank you Kate, I wanted to keep it simple so that anyone could give it go (hopefully !!) I hope you have a lovely week. Sarah xo

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  2. This is just lovely! Simple but beautiful.
    Marianne x

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    1. Thank you Marianne, I've just added photo's and links to all those taking part, there are some gorgeous projects!! Sarah xo

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    1. Thank you so much Ale, I love your crochet Christmas trees!! Thank you for visiting my blog, Sarah xo

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  4. I love it, it's so effective, especially with the bells.

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    1. Thank you...I love your embroidery too!! Sarah xo

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  5. It's perfect. I think the bells and red check ribbon set it off perfectly. It has a nice understated nordic charm about it. And what a lot of talent in that list!

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    1. Thank you Gillian, I decorate my house in red and white and this is going to take the place of my 'You are my Sunshine' mini quilt during the festive season. I agree some beautiful projects!! Sarah xo

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  6. What a perfect little hoop! The linen is so perfect with the white stitching, and the bells...genius! Thank you! Chrissie x

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  7. Cute tutorial... thank you for sharing!
    Sara x
    www.CraftsofTexture.com

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  8. Loving the colour combo. Linen and white is one of my favourite, but the red hoop and rusty bells really give the all thing a new dimension. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. SO beautiful Sarah. And I love how you transfer your pattern onto your fabric! Good old sunshine. I've done that a couple times before with other mediums ;) And of course your choice of cloth, red hoop and rusty balls {lol} are perfect.

    Your embroidery stitching is so neat and fancy. I've always been so scared to try embroidery though. I think I'll break/ruin it. Ughghg.

    xx A

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  10. Your embroidery is beautiful, Sarah! I love the colours and your wonderfully neat stitching!
    Wishing you a happy week xx

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  11. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments!! Sarah xo

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