I recently decided to work through a back-log of free craft kits I have gathered from various magazines. The idea was to make some early Christmas presents and do a few simple projects that won't challenge my poor befuddled brain after a long day at work.
My plan was not successful.
I got as far as a really cute kit from CrossStitcher magazine of this swallow (which ticks all of my boxes...birds...retro...Sailor Jerry style...) and then a sudden love for stitching through wood was awakened. Next thing I knew I was shopping for more wooden shapes to stitch.
I'm waiting for my purchases to arrive (yes, yes, gone are all plans of working through kits I already have) but in the meantime thought I'd share a few favourite wood and stitch crossovers from Etsy. Click the link under each photo if you think this stitching medium could be for you.
|Asking for Trouble on Etsy|
Christmas pudding cuteness! I'm feeling ridiculously festive, especially considering the fact the autumn isn't here yet. But it's never too early to stitch a pud, right?
|From TheMakeArcade on Etsy|
This pendant is so pretty! Love geometric shapes and this style of cross stitch lends itself to it so well.
|From MonkeyFabric on Etsy|
So simple and yet so cute.
One of the issues I did have with the bird brooch I stitched was the change of colours and the difficulty I had in starting and finishing the different threads. I think I'll definitely try some simple colour-block designs for my next projects.
However - I did love learning that back stitch can still be used to add definition - something I haven't tried when stitching through wood before.
Have you tried stitching through a medium other than fabric? I'd love to know what you've tried and how successful it was!