The Fantastic 4

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Assisi Stocking Ornament
Assisi Stocking Ornament
Trelliswork Star Ornament
Trelliswork Star Ornament
Just Like Snow Ornament
Just Like Snow Ornament
Holly Jolly Ornament
Holly Jolly Ornament

Ornaments are fun, easy – and quick! And a great opportunity to try new stitches. Jo has designed 4 different ornaments each revisiting timeless and favourite techniques! The Hardanger ornament, Just Like Snow, has a touch of blackwork worked in blue; The Trelliswork Star is so easy, and a variety of looks can be created with minor changes.  Both these ornaments can be finished with a buttonhole edging – a great stitch that is also useful for bellpull finishing.  Cross-stitch is the timeless favourite, but Jo added some Kreinik braid and Rainbow Gallery Fuzzy Stuff to keep things interesting in Holly Jolly! Assisi work is an ancient Italian form of needlework, and is sort of reverse cross-stitch in that the background is stitched, and the motifs are left unstitched, as in the Assisi Stocking!
Read more in our Festive 2013 issue.

Designed by Joanne Gatenby
www.xs-and-ohs.com
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