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needlenthread.com · Dec 1, 2017

Twelve (Embroidered) Trees for Christmas!

After a couple weeks of sneak-peeking my little embroidered Christmas trees to you, it’s now your turn to have great fun stitching them!

I mentioned last week that these little 3″ embroidered Christmas trees (or really, they could be for any time of the year, if you switch up the colors) have totally captivated me! I’ve had so much fun stitching them, but I’ve run into a Big Problem!

The problem is, now I don’t want to stop. With the holidays around the corner and everyone so busy, it’s just nice to have little, quick, satisfactory projects that work up in an evening. Sitting quietly and embroidering a little Christmas tree after a hectic day is balm for the soul!

Twelve Trees for Christmas features twelve small Christmas trees to embroidery, involving simple stitches that you can mix and match. They’re small enough to finish in one sitting. And yet they’re pretty enough to feature prominently in Christmas decorations, on cards, hoop art, dish towels, Christmas gifts, perhaps even a holiday banner!

The styles of the trees range from a little vintage to a little modern, but how they present themselves when finally stitched depends a lot on the colors and threads you choose to stitch them with.

I initially started these when I came across a collection of Arts and Crafts-style tree patterns in a public domain design book. I adapted some of those designs to suit my needs, so that they would work as little Christmassy trees.

Once I started with the originals, though, I kept wanting to make more and more, so I doodled up even more trees. Out of 26 designs, I’ve stitched 16 so far. For this collection, I picked out my twelve favorites.

I didn’t venture into using metallics with any of the trees, but they’re perfectly suitable for adding some sparkly thread. That’s an idea that’s whirling around in my mind as we speak. That, and some of them in goldwork? For dressy versions?

Oh, the possibilities!

All the samples in this collection are 3″ high, and they fit perfectly in a 4″ hoop. I decided to make some of them into little “wreath ornaments,” using fresh handmade mini wreaths from our local Christmas tree market.

The hoop fits right in the middle of the wreath, and with three mini wreaths, they make a nice collection for Christmas decorating!

What’s in the E-Book?

The trees are presented with full photos and close-ups, followed by a materials list with threads and embellishments and a step-by-step method of stitching.

There’s a stitch dictionary with step-by-step photos for all the stitches used in the twelve featured trees. There are sixteen stitches and stitch combinations used in the trees, and of course, you can stitch your own unique trees by mixing up the stitches, and by mixing up your threads and other embellishments!

And of course, you’ll find clean line-drawings of each tree, to transfer and stitch. There’s a section on materials, tools, set-up and transfer suggestions, too.

The trees are suitable for beginners and beyond! There’s nothing very difficult about any of them, and I’ve included plenty of tips to help you successfully stitch your very own tree collection.

Start Today!

You can pick up your own copy of Twelve Trees for Christmas right here in my shop, and by tonight, you’ll be creating your own beautiful little trees!

The e-book is delivered via download link as a PDF immediately after completing your order. Once you have downloaded the PDF to your computer, you can move it to a tablet or mobile device for easy transport. You can also print the whole PDF (31 pages) or print just the pages you need.

As always, if you have any difficulties with downloading a file to your computer, I can help you out. And if you ever lose a file or your computer crashes or what-have-you, no worries! Just drop me a line and I’ll get it to you.

Eager Buyer Discount!

For those of you eager to get started, I’m celebrating my love of these little trees and the launch of the e-book with a discount!

Twelve Trees for Christmas will be regularly priced at $18 (that’s only $1.50 per tree!), but through December 6th, you can enjoy a 15% discount on the collection.

So hop on over to my shop and pick up your very own copy of Twelve Trees for Christmas…and start stitching!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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