Look what I made!
It’s a Christmas card for some friends of mine. I’m pretty sure they don’t read my blog regularly so I’m posting even though I haven’t given it away yet. It’s worked in two strands of rayon (DMC satin floss) and silver thread on 32 count linen. I used thread conditioner to make the rayon easier to work with. It’s very, very, very shiny, but the weather is cloudy so it’s hard to get a good picture of that.
The tree is worked in Castelo Branco stitch with the silver thread couched over it (I really, really like Castelo Branco stitch). The star is fly stitch. I’ll show you some in-progress photos, so you can see how it’s done. Maybe you want to make one!
With the tree and star finished, all that’s left is adding tinsel (couched silver thread), and writing Merry Christmas across the base.