The design used in my 2017 Christmas Stitch Along, this Deck The Halls Cross Stitch Kit is sure to be a family favourite.
Stitching this hoop over Christmas is a great way to relax at the end of a busy day; whether you have been doing the last minute Christmas shopping or helping out with the school nativity, sitting down at the end of the day with a warm drink and your cross stitch kit will help you wind down and bring joy to your evenings. I have a blog post telling you all about the benefits cross stitch can bring if you would like to read it.
With reindeer and gingerbread men, the finished hoop will look right at home amongst your other traditional decorations this Christmas. And the durable and colourfast DMC threads will ensure that this decoration will become part of your family traditions; it will be something you can hang up in your home year after year*.
It includes Light Effects thread (the metallic, sparkly one) which can be quite tricky to get the hang of stitching with if you are a complete beginner to cross stitch. But don’t worry! I include cotton thread as well so you can choose which you would prefer to stitch with. And I have a podcast episode and blog post with some hints and tips about stitching with it.
If you are new to cross stitch and would like to learn the how-to before you buy you can head over to my How To Cross Stitch Guide which has instructions and video tutorials.
Please note, you can also just download the PDF pattern in my Etsy store here.
Your Deck the Halls Cross Stitch Kit Includes:
- A 7 inch, Elbesee embroidery hoop
- DMC threads
- Red pom-pom trim
- White, 16 count, Zweigart aida
- Felt to back your hoop
- A needle and threader
- A counted cross stitch pattern
You Will Need:
- A pen or pencil
- Craft/PVA glue
You can buy some of these in our supplies section.
Your kit supplies come packaged in a box but you can also add a cotton drawstring bag to transport your kit in style. They come in 3 colours which you can select from the drop-down menu.
You kit will be dispatched in 2-5 working days. If you would like a more specific time or need a rush order please just get in touch.
I designed this hoop for a Christmas Stitch Along I ran in my Facebook group in October and November. It started out completely different to the finished piece you see today. For starters, it was originally a pastel colour palette. But, after asking the lovely members in my Facebook group their favourite Christmas colours, traditional colour palettes won by miles… which I was very happy about because I adore a good, traditional coloured Christmas.
My sister, Leah helped bounce ideas around with me on this one (as she does on many of my designs – I should probably start paying her!) and together we went through many versions. Some older ones included a wreath instead of holly, and all 8 reindeer instead of gingerbread men. We love this finished one though and we are both hanging these up next to our trees this year.
*If stored in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight for long periods of time.