This cross-stitch design shows the Baby Jesus asleep in the manger. The Gentle Art Simply Wool enhances the stitched effect of all the linens / clothing - His ‘swaddling clothes’. DMC Linen floss fibers give the hay a more natural look. Directional stitching, guided by the 6 page directional stitching guide,allows the fabrics to be shown as they were woven long ago. The use of the various types of floss create a unique design. Metallic enhanced fabric was used to simulate the glow produced by the halo and surrounding the Holy Child. Whole stitches are used throughout.
Materials used for model: 14 count DMC Aida - metallic gold 5282 (DC27U) DMC 6 strand 100% cotton embroidery floss DMC 6 strand linen floss DMC Light Effects floss Gentle Arts Simply Wool hand-dyed floss from The Gentle Art 1-614-855-8346 11 1/4” x 11 1/4” - VSGT (Victorian Secret Garden Trellis) frame from East Side Mouldings - 1-800-840 -6077 (Be sure to measure the stitched design as various fabrics can alter the size frame needed.)
This truly unique and different Christmas design is dedicated to my brother-in-law, the Reverend John P. McDowell, who in 2008, passed into the glorious realm of heaven.