Thursday, September 9, 2010

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stocking sneak peek


I got a bit of a chance yesterday to make a start on my Christmas stocking for my stocking swap. Just a little sneak peek today. I am using the DMC precious metal threads for the first time. Thought it would add a little vintage glam to my stocking. Most of my favourite vintage chenille bedspreads from the 1950's have that silver mylar thread running through them, and I just love it. It's a bit hard to pick up in the photo, but I added one strand of the silver thread into the red and I plan on stitching other parts on my stocking with just the silver. I hope the finished stocking looks as good in reality as it all does in my head!

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18 comments:

Kellie Christie said...

I noticed the silver thread straight away! :) Wow working on Christmas stockings already, it really isn't that far off now though is it.

Sarah said...

Of course it will work out! It will be just beautiful I'm sure. Do you enjoy using metalic threads? I never have so avoid them now. They seem to get into a bit of a tangle from memory.

Amanda said...

Looks like a great start. I keep telling myself to start on Christmas but haven't quite gotten there yet...

handmadehappiness said...

i have my fabrics choose out yours looks fab love it

michelle said...

so far mine is only in my head. you have made a great start. love the silver

Sarah. Splish Splash Designs said...

It looks great! You've made a good start :)

beck said...

Looks like you are off to a great start! What is the pen you have used to do the outline of the letters? x

Kirsty said...

I find that metallic thread so hard to stitch with (even blended). I use the silver or gold machine thread...it seems more supple.

I think this piece will look lovely when it's done.

Rie said...

You're stitching is so neat! It's looking good & I love the thread you used.

Brianna said...

Looks good Selina. I second Kirsty, the DMC metallic is hard to work with.

teddybearswednesday said...

looking lovely and vintagey already xo

Jennie said...

Loving the look of this.
Its going to look just gorgeous!

Anna Bartlett said...

Ah, sorry I missed this swap. Have had ideas for stockings running around in my head for a while now. Just have to let them come out of my fingers one day soon (I hope).
May what is in your head come to pass!

Amanda said...

Wow you're organised can't say that I am all enthused for Christmas yet. Love the idea of the metal thread in the embroidery

Sally said...

Oh I just adore the sight of blue pen and red thread. It is such a comforting sight and brings me so much joy. Strange really when you think about it - just more proof that it really is the little things.

Ady said...

Well done making a start. I haven't even started thinking about christmas yet.

aracne said...

I wanted to start today, but I am still too confused to make something afresh. I love what you are doing,lucky your stocking swap!

Pam said...

That should look great Selina. Clever you to be starting on yours so early. I haven't even thought about what mine will look like yet!! Yikes! :))