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Hand Embroidery for Beginners: Christmas Tree

Floor Giebels, Embroidery Artist

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5 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Christmas embroidery

    • 2. Tracing

    • 3. Tree

    • 4. Plant pot

    • 5. tips and tricks


About This Class

It's never too start stitching for Christmas! 

In this class I will show you how to create this modern Christmas embroidery piece. In the PDF you can find all the supplies you need and the pattern. 

In the video we will go over every stitch you need to compete this piece.


1. Christmas embroidery: Hi, My name is Floor and I'm a self taught embroidery artists, and the best time for embroidery is Christmas. It is so much fun to make your own Christmas decorations with them Board E. And it's something you can use every year, again and again in this class. We are making a modern version Christmas tree that will be great as a gift, and it will look great in your modern. In Syria, this class is for absolute beginners, and it is a fun little project that you will make in no time. 2. Tracing: first, we're going to trace the pattern. I remember when I started embroidery that I looked everywhere on how to trace a pattern, and I found out that this is my favorite way to do it. When you use your computer, you can resize your pattern really easily, and it kind of works like a light box. And it's something you have laying around at home. I mean, everybody has a computer or laptop. It doesn't really matter if it is a computer, a lot self, although a laptop is a bit easier because you can bend it around. What you do is you do you hope around. So when you put your fabric into hoop, you're going to turn around. So it's really flats. And I like to leave my laptop a bit flood as well so I can bend over it. And I traced a design that my friction. Ben, you can find all the items you need for this video and a Pdf file that is attached with X class and in a pdf file. I also show you the friction pen that I use frustration. Tracing it is a Ben that you can really easily arrays with your hair dryer, so you just use it. And whenever you make a mistake or at the ends, you want to use it. You just go over with your hair dryer on the hottest setting, and it just magically disappears. I love that baton. 3. Tree: we are going to start with the bigger Natal and used to color 500 for the trees. Will will use all the six trends. So all the strands are in the flow. She don't need to remove any tread from that flaws. We're going to start at the bottom and make the first stitch and what you do, you're gonna go a centimetre above it. But your second stitch and bring your needle back in the middle of the previous stitch and we're going to repeat this process following the line you made ever are going to make to peril lines. So the stem has really nice size to it Here , for the branches were going to do the same thing we did before with the same color. But now we're making one line instead of two. - For the pine. Edel's were using color 895 and again reusing all six trends 4. Plant pot: for Lex of the plant pot. Use color 898 Writ again six trends. You start at the bottom and go to the top in one long stitch did is what we call a satin stitch for small areas, unlike to use that stitch. But for a large areas, it's not my favorite stage because you have to be very careful to put them next to each other. Otherwise, it could get messy really quick. A tip for dad is that you draw your lines out. If you have a larger area that you want to fill, you can just draw the lines out so you make sure that they're really next to each other and that they're going straight. For the top edge of the plans. We used Caller Tree 705 and this time we're using two strands instead of six. We're doing this because we can be a bit more precise on the drawn line with our tread, and it's also waste of your dreads. If you always use six trends, it becomes expensive very quickly when you always use six trends, and this way you get a more clean, more cleaner looking area because we used to needles. I said this in the pdf with all the tools you will need a rear going to use a smaller needle. We're using a one from John James, and the reason why we are doing this is because you don't want big holes to show. You only need a tiny hole, and it's not nice if you use a big needle and we're basically going to do the same stage as we did before. So now we're going on to the last part, and yet again, we're going to just repeat the same process with same stitch. But now we're using the color tree tree for one. 5. tips and tricks: to make it even more festive. You can add drops of gold pains on it. This is just regular golden paint you can buy anywhere. You can also use a marker. You have these big, thick black markers, but you can also have them in gold or silver. You combine them anywhere I would love to see in a project section what you guys can do it it to add it to make it more Christmassy to make it more festive. I'm all about mixing it up and mixed mixed media. So I would love to see your ideas and how to amp up the Christmas vibes. I added a piece off a different video of mind so you can see how you conclude the back of the hoop so you can frame it. And this is a piece of theatre video I have just so you can see how to do it. Okay, so this is not my strongest part, but this is how I do it. I used textile glue again. You can find it in my description. Um and I'm gonna put that textile glue on a piece of fabric first. I'm gonna cut out excessive fabric so Yeah, I can I can imagine that for people, it's a bit scary because it's like, Oh, God, what if I cut too much off? You won't. You can always You have to have. You have to got a lot of because you're gonna wrap it double over to hoop, and you don't want to see it on the other side. She will need to cut a lot off. I couldn't find my fabric Scissors, You know, the ones that have, like these, um, like that it's wavy like a wave scissors. You guys, You know what I mean on that? Looks way better. Couldn't find it, But normally I do, Dad. And then you get, like, a nice, um even look. Okay. Yes, I'm using a piece of fabric that I'm going to trow away, and I'm putting it owned up because I knew myself a little squeeze too hard, and then it will like, like, all over the place. Um, trying to avoid up. I think it's remarkable how I did it. Just out of the camera shop whips, but you get the bit you just put the the glue. Yeah. There you go. On the fabric So then, if I put it when I put it on the fabric, I'm now gonna could it smeared out on the top of the the lid, and I'm gonna put it over the fabric, and then you can also use, um, a paintbrush. You just gonna folded over?