If you’re still searching for lovely small gifts for friends on your list, get that silk dupioni stash out…and metallic thread. A truly elegant piece can be created by fusing a background piece of silk to your stiff fusible web, then adding a simple tree shape. Get your favorite metallic threads (I love Superior Threads Metallic) and do 3 rounds of stitching:
- Simple satin stitch on sides of tree and border of card
- Straight stitch across bottom of “tree” (carefully aligned with the grain of the fabric so that you can create a fringe effect by fraying it after you stitch)
- A fun decorative stitch (I used #23 on my Bernina) to represent the tree’s garland, slanted in such a way that it appears to be going around the tree
You’re done! Now back to that cookie baking ;)….