Brooke’s Books “Spirit of Christmas Stitching”: 2

I’m half way through stitching this Brooke’s Books ‘Spirit of Christmas Stitching”   angel on perforated paper.

Brookes Books Spirit of Christmas Stitching cross stitch angelThe pieces that are to be stitched on the gold perforated paper are next. This wasn’t so pleasant to stitch as the half on the brown paper, as the shiny gold made it harder to see the holes.

This is one of the angel’s wings.

Brookes Books Spirit of Christmas Stitching cross stitch angel

This is the completed gold panel, with the individual elements all stitched and ready to cut out.

Brookes Books Spirit of Christmas Stitching cross stitch angel

They need to be cut out carefully, one set of ‘holes’ away from the stitching, so that the stitching doesn’t get cut and start to unravel. I used nail scissors, as I didn’t want to spoil my embroidery scissors.

The wings need to be cut out as one piece, with a joining section.

This part always reminds me of those paper dolls that you used to be able to get, with tabs on all the clothes so that you could change the doll’s outfits!

Brookes Books Spirit of Christmas Stitching cross stitch angel

You then stick or stitch the pieces into place, as on the front of the chart booklet.

Brookes Books Spirit of Christmas Stitching cross stitch angel

It gives a great layered effect, which is easier to see in this picture, taken at a low angle.

Brookes Books Spirit of Christmas Stitching cross stitch angel

I made a support for the back of the angel out of mount board (as on a picture frame), so that the angel can be stood upright.

And here’s my finished angel, alongside the one I stitched a few months ago – the Spirit of Holiday Baking.

Brookes Books Spirit of Christmas Stitching cross stitch angel

So, that’s two down, twelve to go!

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8 thoughts on “Brooke’s Books “Spirit of Christmas Stitching”: 2”

  1. These both look great. I wondered why the change to gold paper, but then I saw what a difference it made with just that little bit of a gold edge.
    emjay

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