Fern Ridge Collections,
Under the Mistletoe
Skill Level: Easy
Fabric: One fat quarter garnet houndstooth wool from Weeks Dye Works™
Design Size: 31/4" x 21/4"
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• Sheep's Silk charcoal #152 thread from The Thread Gatherer
• Four 1/2" mother-of-pearl flowershaped buttons
• One 1/2" mother-of-pearl round button
• Four 10" lengths 1/4"-wide black-andwhite gingham ribbon
• Imitation mistletoe leaves
• Chenille sharp needle #20
Refer to ornament on page 44 as you construct this ornament.
Using pattern provided, make a template and cut out four shapes from wool fabric. Stitch one flower-
shaped button in the center of each wool shape.
Put two wool shapes together, buttons on outside, and pin. With knotted thread, come up in the point of upper shape only about 1/8" from point. Blanket-stitch up to the top point. Leave a 3" thread tail and snip off.
Lay the third wool shape on top of one of the first two shapes and repeat procedure with the third and fourth wool shapes.
To close the ball, match the first and fourth shape edges and blanketstitch to the top leaving the fourth tail. Stuff the ball with fiberfill.
Tie two opposite thread tails into a knot and then the remaining two tails into a knot. Snip off tails at the knots. The top now becomes the bottom of the ornament.
Tie each ribbon length into a bow and set aside.
Use a knotted length of wool thread to close the top of the ball with tacking stitches. Put the round button on top and stitch to top going through button twice. Go through the button a third time and make a twistedthread loop for hanging at the top of the button. Take a couple of tacking stitches under the button to secure; do NOT snip thread.
Place a ribbon bow beside the button; with needle and thread attach the bow to the top of the ball. Attach another bow to the opposite side of button. Repeat with remaining two bows on remaining sides of button. With remaining thread on needle, attach mistletoe leaves.
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