Monday, November 26, 2018

Holiday Titles Are Now In Shops

It's hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. To help you with your holiday decorating and gift giving needs, I offer six new holiday designs. Find these titles and more JBW Designs at your local stitching shop. If your shop doesn't offer JBW Designs, ask them to contact me to place an order.

Merry - It's a simple name but a classic and elegant design. The design was stitched on #32 Christmas Red (from Zweigart) and #28 Jobelan - Christmas Red (from Wichelt). The stitch count is 198 W x 70 H - and the finished size on #32 is 12" x 4 1/2". One of the models is pictured as a bolster - which is such a unique and fun finishing method, and the other was finished as a long narrow pillow. It was stitched in white floss.

Sing a Song of Christmas VII (O' Little Town of Bethlehem) - Now onto a long title - but it is part of the popular little stocking series which features classic Christmas songs. The design was stitched on a #32 Antique White Belfast in a variety of fibers from Classic Colorworks, Weeks Dye Works, and Gentle Arts, but DMC equivalents are always listed. Three little brass charms are included in each leaflet.

Sing a Song of Christmas VIII (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) - It's such a popular song that you may want to stitch one for each of your children or grandchildren. The design was stitched on the #32 Antique White Belfast again, and all of the designs are approximately 3" W x 4" H. It too uses a variety of hand dyed fibers, but also called for a #4 metallic braid from Kreinik, and two sizes of beads from Mill Hill: #00557 and #40557.

Sing a Song of Christmas IX (Winter Wonderland) - The verse I used on this little stocking is: "Sleigh bells ring - Are you listening?" and it too features a number of classic elements: a church, evergreen trees, a sleigh filled with presents, a tree, and a little reindeer. It was stitched on the #32 Belfast linen in Antique White and uses the same variety of hand dyed fibers, plus the #4 metallic braid and the petite gold beads.

Sledding Santa - The little wooden sleds make such darling ornaments and Christmas decorations - that I couldn't resist designing two more pieces for the sleds. Although I did stitch a second model over one - and finished it as an ornament. The design was stitched on a #32 Vintage Blue Whisper fabric from Zweigart, and measures approximately 1.7" W x 2.9" H - when stitched over two threads. A variety of hand dyed fibers were used in the original, but DMC colors are listed also. Each leaflet includes the embellishments: two brass stars and a pom pom.

Sledding Snowman - These little sled designs are quite quick to stitch, and can be finished in an evening. We love projects like this which can be completed in just a short amount of tie. The snowman was stitched on #32 linen from Zweigart in Vintage Blue Whisper. The finished size is 1 1/2" W x 3" H on the #32 count. But I also stitched a second model on a #28 linen over one. Hand dyed fibers were used and the leaflet includes a pom pom embellishment.

Peace On Earth Kit - The little white tree is stitched on a #28 linen - color Christmas Red. The kit includes the following: an 8" x 10" piece of linen, floss for stitching, the cotton backing fabric, a color booklet, needle, Dames of the Needle pom pom trim, 2 red bells, one long pin, ribbon and finishing instructions. The design pictured was stitched over two threads, but could also be stitched over one thread and finished as an ornament. The finished size of the model on red over two is: 3.6" W x 5.5" H.

Joy Kit - Joy has been stitched on #32 linen - color Water Lily. The kit includes the following items: a 6" x 8" piece of linen, the cotton backing fabric, a skein of dark green floss for the cording, organdy ribbon, a jingle bell, pin and greenery, and the finishing instructions. The finished size of the design over two is 4" W x 1 1/2" H. A model had also been stitched over one thread and would make a darling little ornament also. The Joy ornament is a companion to my ornament in this year's Just Cross Stitch Christmas issue. Look for the Noel - as it matches the finishing of this new kit.

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