DMC recently published these four charming gingerbread ornaments to stitch. The charts represent the icing on these decorated “cookies,” you add the cookie by either your stitching or your ground.
If you don’t want to stitch the ground, think about using perforated paper in ecru, brown evenweave fabric, or ecru canvas. If you want to use canvas, but want it darker think about painting or coloring it.
If you want to stitch the background, look for cookie colors in floss, Mandarin Floss, or stranded silk. You’ll want something matte because cooked cookies aren’t shiny.
Then pick more shiny threads for the icing. The models from DMC (pictured here) are stitched just in white, but you could also use colors. Think about a thread with some glitz such as Neon Rays, Satin Floss, Silk Lame, or even some metallics.
If you stitch them on perforated paper you finish them by cutting them out. How’s that for quick and easy?
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Betsy Post says
Hi Janet! It’s been awhile since I’ve been to your site but I’ve reconnected via twitter. hope you are well. These are adorable and they are free! yea! just the kind of small project that I enjoy. now, just need to find a way to finish them and not spend a fortune!