By: Peggy Bond
Day 11, Eleven Pipers Piping
The Day 11 and 12 blocks have many of the same stitches used in the previous one. The Shingle Stitch background – my favorite – also reappears.
Eleven Pipers Piping Christmas Needlepoint
Day 12, Twelve Drummers Drumming
The background for the drum is a new one – Marble Inlay which is diagramed below.
Twelve Drummers Drumming Christmas Needlepoint
The Marble Inlay stitch was patterned from a 14th century Italian marble mosaic at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and in the Baptistry of the Cathedral in Florence.
Done at last! On to finishing touches…
By: Peggy Bond
Day 9, Nine Ladies Dancing
The Dancing Lady is stitched with 9 traditional stitches, none of which require explanation.
Nine Ladies Dancing Christmas Needlepoint
Let her smile keep you happy while stitching.
Day 10, Ten Lords A-Leaping
The leaping lord has a few different twists. His hair is done in French knots with 3 twists per stitch. It took me a couple of tries to get them correctly placed to give him a full head of hair. Not noted on the diagram is that the flower and leaves are done in Continental and the center of the flower is another French knot.
Ten Lords A-Leaping Christmas Needlepoint
Time to spruce up your holiday mantle! This season the NeedlePaint team decided to put out the Winterthur line so your needlepoint stockings can coordinate in style. Each stocking has a unique snowflake pattern and uses the same color palette to give your mantle a uniformly holiday look! These needlepoint designs furnish your home with some personally stitched love and winter cheer!