Christmas is a time for sticking to tradition, or there again maybe not – as our Christmas Holly Blackwork Pattern gives a modern theme to this most ancient of traditions.
The Christmas Holly Blackwork Pattern is really easy to make on 16 count white Aida. There are just two colors – red and green – and the finished design is just 70 x 70 stitches, so something you could easily complete in just a couple of sessions. We always recommend DMC threads but it’s your choice and you could use others if you already have them.
Although this method of stitching is called blackwork, in reality some of the most interesting and effective designs have added color, like the Christmas Holly Blackwork Pattern.
As soon as you order this design you’ll receive a download which you can either display on your PC or laptop screen and work directly from that, or you can print it out to work from that. Either way, it’s your choice.
Use our Christmas Holly Blackwork Pattern for festive cards
The Christmas Holly Blackwork Pattern would make an ideal Christmas card and you can use this design over and over again. We think whoever is lucky enough to receive this design will appreciate the thought and work that has gone into making it.
There’s nothing difficult about blackwork and this design might look complicated but the small straight lines soon build into a lovely picture. It really is a modern take on a very old tradition.
If you enjoy stitching this design do take a look at our blackwork section which features many other interesting patterns.
One of our favorites is the Flower Garden Cross Stitch Pattern which features a riot of pink and purple flowers with other blackwork detail. That’s one for a time when you are looking for a challenge!