Monday 12 December 2011

Tapestry Christmas stockings

I made these two tapestry Christmas stockings for the little ones using a kit purchased from Jolly Red. I made Harry's using the original kit, and then as there was quite a bit of yarn left over I bought some extra yarn and canvas, and reused the pattern to make a second one for Mia.

Tapestry Christmas stockings from Jolly Red kit

It was the first time that I had tried tapestry, and I'm really pleased with how they turned out. I don't have a frame for stitching on, which perhaps would have made it easier, but I managed fine without one. The kit only includes the materials to make the tapestry front of the stocking. Luckily my Mum was kind enough to make up the stockings for me, as I would have found it quite difficult (but that's just me, I'm sure most crafters could manage easily!). Jolly Red do offer a making up service too, but combined with the cost of the kit it would have worked out rather expensive. I think that the design is lovely, and there are some other gorgeous patterns available too for all sorts of things.

Tapestry Christmas stocking from Jolly Red

We will leave them downstairs by the fireplace for Father Christmas to fill on Christmas Eve. 

1 comment:

  1. Those are really beautiful and I am sure they will be enjoyed for years to come


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