For the Women’s Institute section of our local agricultural show, we had to make a Christmas Decoration one year. I had recently done a stumpwork class so thought I’d incorporate that into this angel. She hasn’t got the prettiest face in the world but she’s all mine so I’ve got to love her!
I designed her myself and just played around with a variety of embroidery stitches, used some flat gold braid for her hair which I frayed at the front so that it looks like mine does when I’ve been out on my bike! There are sequins on her sleeves, long bugle beads for her halo and small seed beads stitched into every other square on her dress. More beads, heart-shaped and leaf-shaped were stitched (all by hand!) around the hem of her dress and the whole thing was backed in red felt and outlined with gold cord.
I’ve got to admit that she lives in my china cupboard – I can’t bear to put her in a box after Christmas.