One thing is certain – Christmas always comes round once a year and if you’re looking for a special design for a card for the loved one or good friend in your life then we have just what you are looking for with our HollyDrop Cross Stitch pattern.
Designed on 16 count white Aida, there are eight glowing colors in the HollyDrop Cross Stitch pattern which measures just 50 x 60 stitches when it’s completed.
The bauble has a pretty blue background while the holly berries and leaves are in two tones of red and green. The design is finished with a surrounding of lovely golden stars and the whole thing is in a little golden frame.
This design shouldn’t take you long to stitch and if you’d like to make others for friends or relatives, you could change the color of the bauble so that everyone gets an individual design.
Outline the HollyDrop Cross Stitch design in holographic thread
We love to finish designs like the HollyDrop Cross Stitch pattern by outlining the picture with holographic thread. The best threads are made in Japan and cost just a few pounds or dollars to buy at your local needlework shop.
They really do make a difference, especially if your design is displayed in candle or artificial light which picks up the glitter and sparkle. The golden stars and gold frame would look particularly special when they are outlined in a holographic thread.
The best tip we have for a Christmas card like our HollyDrop Cross Stitch pattern is that if you use holographic or metallic thread, you use a product like Thread Heaven, which comes in a small blue box. If you run the thread across that and then run your fingers down the thread before you start stitching, it makes it slightly static so that the stitches lie more evenly.