Winter is coming and with it comes snow, lots and lots of SNOW!
This month, we teamed up with DMC Commonthread
to bring you one fun pattern to start out your winter the right way (and an amazing, fun giveaway to enter as well, details at the bottom of the blog)!
Using their stitchable metal mesh
, we came up with this beautiful wintery themed pattern, named Snowfall, which is sure to make people gasp as they see it hanging in your home (or, if you decide to gift it to them this holiday season)!
This month's pattern was a challenge (since I've never stitched on metal before and haven't always been a fan of loose weave fabric), but after a few choice words (and finger pricks), I soon began to love working with it! There are so many different ways you can use the mesh and the option to add a patterned backing (which you can see through the mesh) gives it extra appeal (don't you just love versatility)?
The pattern can easily be completed with any kind of thread and colors, but I used a variety of solid color DMC six strand embroidery thread
. I used all six strands of thread, but you could easily split the threads to give the piece a less 3D effect on the mesh. I also didn't back the finished piece (since I wanted to be able to see through the mesh when it is hung on my wall), but you could easily back it with felt or fabric! If you decide not to back it, make sure to be careful with how you stitch the piece, so you don't end up seeing a bunch of running thread (unless that is the look you are going for)!
I put some finishing touches by painting the hoop with white acrylic paint (doesn't it just POP with the white thread). I also love how you can see the color difference between the outer and the inner hoop (I kept the inner hoop natural instead of painting it, but you can also paint the inner hoop as well).
Overall, I really loved how this piece turned out! It's going to be an excellent addition to my holiday decor! You can get started on your own piece by heading on over to Commonthread DMC
to download the free pattern, entire list of threads used, and stitch guide (don't forget, all of the materials used in this tutorial can be purchased on their site)!
DMC Commonthread and Gulush Threads have also teamed up for a giveaway (see below) so make sure to enter to win some cool goodies from us!
(Winner of Giveaway: Amy R Walton) - Thank you everyone for participating and keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways!
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