HOW TO… TAKE YOUR STITCHING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
We have included some more advanced stitching techniques in this project to help you to develop your stitching skills, ready for your next challenge…
WORKING ON A DARKER FABRIC:
By using a black aida background some of the details are effectively created using negative shapes – here the palm trees and parts of the landscape have been formed in this way.
METALLIC THREADS FOR SPARKLE:
The bright star in the East hovering over Bethlehem is brought to life with light gold DMC Light Effects metallic thread. You'll find it used for a few French knots too.
DENSE AREAS OF BRIGHT STITCHING:
The dark fabric allows areas of colour and metallics to form the vibrant buildings. Use the park and stitch method of threading several needles to save time here.