Friday Flashback – Stained Glass Christmas

Hello, and welcome back to another Friday flashback.  This week, to celebrate the countdown to Christmas, I am bringing you Stained Glass Christmas.

The Stained Glass Christmas collection came about in 2011.  We had recently moved to Canberra, and we were still settling into our new home.  To keep my sanity, I ensured that I had a few hours each day to stitch.  I had just worked on the Stained Glass Iris Design Collection, which we will bring you next year, and I wanted something to brighten up the house for Christmas.  We didn’t want to go to the trouble of unpacking the Christmas tree, as we were heading to Melbourne for Christmas, so a few little pieces was all I wanted.

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I love the tradition and the religious elements of Christmas.  I am from a Baptist background, and when we spend Christmas in Sydney, going to the Christmas morning service is a part of our tradition.  I can remember for a few years, I went to a church that had stained glass windows, and I loved it when the sun streamed through the windows – lighting the elements of the glass design.

After the success of the Stained Glass Iris Design collection, I wanted to emulate it for Christmas.  I found a great traditional Christmas stained glass candle design, and got to work.

One of the things I love about the stained glass designs, is just how easy they are.  Using only a 5×7” hoop, you can create a large design.  The final size of this beautiful Stained Glass Christmas Window is 27cm, or approximately 11 inches.

There are 6 different designs that make up this wonderful project.  Each element is stitch in sequence, and is joined in the hoop on the last set of stitches in the design.  This allows anyone with a 5×7 hoop of above to create large designs easily, in the hoop.

By using Iridescent Embroidery Film (Mylar) on these designs, you really do get the look of traditional stained glass, on fabric.

Naturally, when we created this collection, we also created a photographic tutorial, showing you exactly how to create this wonderful technique (we will be giving away the tutorial on Monday for this wonderful technique).

Another wonderful product to use on this great technique is the Kingstar Metallic Thread.  It really gives a classic stained glass look, and the Kingstar thread is so amazing that it rarely breaks.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of this design, I am unable to give away half of the house as a free design.  Instead, what I am offering all of my loyal readers is the opportunity to purchase these designs for half price.  For the next week, we are offering this gorgeous Stained Glass Christmas Design for half price.  Simply use the discount code SGLASSXMAS at checkout.

Thank you for taking this trip down memory lane with me, I hope you have enjoyed looking at this collection, and that it has inspired you to stitch for a loved one.

Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day.  Julie.

 

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