Peek behind the scenes of Tempting Tangles Designs! See our 'works in progress' for upcoming designs. We offer counted thread designs in cross stitch, needlepoint, and blackwork, all with the adventurous stitcher in mind.
Christmas cuties from Tempting Tangles should to make the blazing summer days seem a bit cooler. These are a pair I've just decided to release - after spending designing hours on a Night Before Christmas ornament series which really put me in a wintry mood.
" Santa's Sleigh" shows off with a a sparkly, beaded tree. "Sox for St. Nick" is a little simpler and is a quickie, fun one. A friend of mine, Arlene Edelman Harris, did the beautiful finishing on these. I stitched both and am working now on the rest of the set. :-) More updates later on!
These ornaments are worked in Gentle Art floss with a Dinky Dyes cross reference. There are a few specialty stitches but with included instructions to make them simple to do.
"Santa's Sleigh" is worked on Zweigart Lugana, 32 ct, antique white; "Sox for St. Nick" is worked on Zweigart, 28 ct Cashel linen, antique white. Both work up to around 4 inches square unless you are adventurous and want to use a count finer than 32. Work both over 2 threads for the best effect.