Three Christmas Stockings

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This weekend I finished the three Christmas Stockings that I had started a few weeks ago.  These are all made from a pale green vintage blanket,  I’ve appliqued wool felt motifs and then using a mix of tapestry and crewel wool I embroidered the snowflakes and the young lady’s names.

 

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These stockings are about 34 cms long, and 13 cms wide, so they are just the right size for sweets, chocolate coins, clementines, maybe a couple of tiny presents.

 

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I’m really pleased with my little snowman,  he’s about 8 cm tall (not including his hat).  His cheeks are made by hole punching the wool felt and then sewing the tiny circles of felt with one strand of embroidery silk.

 

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The Christmas tree is a bit fiddly, the baubles of felt are all sewn on by hand but I’m always really pleased with how they turn out so I figure it is worth the effort.

I must admit, it does always feel odd to make these when it’s not Christmasy outside.  These will be delivered this week and then they’ll be tucked away til Christmas Eve.

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