Start the countdown to Christmas by cross stitching these charming scandinavian mini motifs inspired by the local handicrafts. We love the palette deliberately reduced to (almost) 3 colors which contributes to the pattern's appeal and contemporary touch characteristic of Tapestry Barn designs.
Don't miss Barbara Ana's Christmas 2020 mystery SAL
Barbara Ana's mystery Christmas SAL comes in 9 parts. The third part has just been released and features a snowball with snow covered houses and a forest in the background. Each new part is released every fortnight the next being July 15th.
If you are not already taking part, there is still time to catch up now with 6 delightful motifs to come.
We love the honeyed tones of the cross stitch against the aqua background of this latest new design by Barbara Ana, full of poetic fantasy as always. Santa is perched on a giant bird and is about to take off.
Cute little motifs with a contemporary touch including a log cabin, trees and woodland animals. This little sampler comes in pretty Christmassy colors. Made in no time, it is a real treat to cross stitch. A design by Tiny Modernist.
Here is a new joyful series of small patterns designed by Shannon Christine. They each feature a different motif and a pretty white greeting on the snowy background, and are embellished with a cheerful red checkered ribbon.
The pattern featured right makes a lovely Christmas banner, while the smaller ones below will make delightful Miniatures, Greeting cards or Tree ornaments.
If you're looking for an easy-to stitch Christmas sampler, do check out Riverdrift House designs. Worked in cross stitch only, with blocks of solid colors, they are fast to stitch yet so merry and colorful! We love the royal Christmas at Sandringham with the brightly lit castle and black Norfolk turkeys roaming in the park.
White and deep red on a natural-color background is a popular style among French designers. It adds a touch of serenity and classic elegance to the festive season. We are happy to be offering a series of new patterns by designer Couleur d'étoile, with more to follow soon.
Celebrate! Gracewood's design for the month of December
In her cute "calendar series", here is the designer's pattern for the last month of the year, cross stiched in joyful red in celebration of the festive season.
Here at Creative Poppy we think the motif is not only of timeless beauty, but lends itself to a multitude of projects (from napkins to table cloth) and a variety of colors ways (think wedding present when stitched in white on raw linen). Click on the image for ideas!
We love Tapestry Barn's young and cheerful style, as well as their fun creative ideas. Patterns are also easy to stitch and full of useful tips. Here are two projects that will bring a joyful Christmas touch into your home.
Also by Tapestry Barn, here is an outstanding Christmas nativity scene, with wonderful detail and colors, sure to become a staple of the festive season in your home. It is designed as a wall hanging scroll, extra handy for rolling up and protecting until the next Christmas season.
Ever seen such a pile of dazzlingly wrapped gifts?
If you like intricate cross stitch detail, you'll just love this Christmas design, lavishly embellished with seed beads and golden metallics. We have also provided extra zoom-in charts so you won't miss a single detail. A pattern by Shannon Christine, a designer with superb talent for intricate and detailed needlework.
Note: Creative Poppy supports sustainable gift wrapping and creative use of recycled or reusable materials. You don't have to miss all the glitter and fun though: instead of throw-away paper and ornaments, why not make your own reusable Christmas bags that can serve again year after year?
Evergreens have been celebrated around the winter solstice long before the advent of Christianity. By 16th century the tradition of decorating a Tannenbaum with candles for Christmas was already established in Germany.
When young Queen Victoria & her consort Albert, where pictured in their palace around a Christmas tree with their children, the tradition became instantly popular, spreading through the British isles and around the world. This wonderful design by Riverdrift House celebrates the British royals around their first Christmas tree.
Designer Samantha Purdy has this special talent of capturing, in the most simple ways, the essential joys of life, such as gathering with friends on a dark winter night and singing carols in front of a Christmas tree.
We also love the oval loop used for framing, a brilliant idea perfectly suited for this design.
We have a new batch of delightful Lilli Violette patterns for Christmas. They have all been entirely recharted with easy to read symbol and colors, making even the denser areas a piece of cake to stitch. Speaking of which there are many delicious ones popping up in these Christmas designs as you can see as you browse down. No doubt Lilli Violette has a sweet tooth...
In this sweet Christmas pattern the focus is on the color red, used even for the holly and berry border surrounding the design. This produces a delicate harmony with just a little touch of pink, purple and white used for the central motif. A cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff.
We couldn't do justice to this pattern without showing some of its wonderful fun detail. The house is so crowded, Santa has moved to the attic. The house is buzzing like a beehive and the sleigh loaded and ready to go. Hurry Santa or you'll be late this year! A design by Tiny Modernist.
In Northern America, red cardinals, especially the male with it's striking red feathers, are among the most beloved birds. Cheryl, Tiny Modernist's designer, pays tribute to the red cardinal on a biscornu shape, showing it perched on snow covered branches decorated with Christmas ball ornaments.
In England and most of Europe, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without spotting a red robin, their bright orange chest catching our eye in the barren gardens as they get closer to our homes looking for food. Here is a wonderful round shaped design, where designer Lesley Teare blends two counted needlework techniques, cross stitch and blackwork, as well as seed beads, in a work of outstanding beauty.
Let it snow! these small motifs by Faby Reilly are worked in cross stitch on a Zweigart natural linen canvas with small printed dots looking like soft white snowflakes. The cross stitch base is further embellished with gold threads, pearl sequins, red seed beads. Irresistible isn't it?
Here is Cheryl's vision of Christmas. Cheryl is the designer of Tiny Modernist. The cross stitch piece features a thousand charming details, such as the Christmas wreath on the door, the streetlamps with their golden glow, the little bird perched on the snow-covered roof, smoke swirling from the chimney and of course, lots of little characters and animals come to help Santa.
Trust Barbara Ana to come up with the most unexpected and whimsical ideas. Who hasn't waited excitedly for Christmas to arrive? Barbara's vision is that of Santa riding ... a snail. A whole town, roofs covered with snow, is enjoying the ride, as well as a couple of Santa's little helpers, sitting under a tree.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs
You can now collect them all and stitch them as if they were on a shelf. So cute!
Love Beads? Love cross stitch? Here's an opportunity to combine both in an extraordinary piece of work where sew-on emerald, ruby and topaz-like stones are combined into the stitching. Some are actually embedded, forming the main motif of the baubles, others are actually pendants. Color shading and the dimensional effect of the beads are a pure wonder. A Shannon Christine Design.
Light sparkles in Faby Reilly's works with metallic threads, sequins and beads capturing light and adding extra dimension. Here are two new releases, a Christmas tree busrting with fine detail and a star ornament with intricately silver snowflakes.