A few weeks ago, I posted on my Facebook page a photo of a goldwork & silk embroidered Christmas ornament that I embroidered a looooooooong time ago!
In fact, I had completely forgotten about this little project (and its really bad photography – which unfortunately can’t be re-done). I came across the pictures of my stitching progress on it when digging through photos, in search a different picture altogether.
A few friends on Facebook asked for a list of articles for this project, and lo! I realized I never made an index for it. Tsk, tsk!
With Christmas a mere three months away, I wanted to make it available again for those of you who haven’t seen it and for stitchers looking for some ideas for embroidering or finishing a special Christmas ornament.
I’ve definitely learned a lot since I worked this particular project – not just about stitching and finishing, but also about photography, blogging, computer organization, and lots of other little nuances.
Still, I think many of the tips and techniques in this project could be helpful to embroiderers interested in goldwork, silk, or ornament finishing. You might find some ideas that will help with your stitching, and better yet, you can learn from my mistakes!
Goldwork & Silk Christmas Ornament – Article List
So here’s the list of articles on this Goldwork and Silk Christmas Ornament, from start to finish, in chronological order. I hope you find some use for them! And of course, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, you’re always welcome to leave them below.
- Projects in Planning Stages – where you’ll see the first sketch of the project
- Which Direction? Deciding on the design orientation.
- Ornament Progress – some silk shading and goldwork
- More Christmas Ornament Progress – goldwork along the frame
- Finishing the Goldwork on the Frame
- Goldwork & Silk Ornament – Almost Finished! Adding spangles and beads
- Finishing a Goldwork & Silk Ornament – and the mistakes I made!
You’ll find this project, along with all kinds of other projects, under Hand Embroidery Lessons & Step by Step Projects in Tips & Techniques for Embroidery on the main menu here on Needle ‘n Thread.
Hope you enjoy the browse and that the project – despite some shortcomings! – inspires you in one way or another!
Have a wonderful weekend!