Tuesday, December 30, 2014

How to Stitch Gingerbread

You know all those really cute gingerbread men and houses canvases that you can't resist? Susan at Quail Run loves them, too!  In fact, she loves them so much that she posted a list of stitches she likes a lot for gingerbread.  So if you have a gingerbread piece in your To Do pile, Susan has ideas.

If you don't have a gingerbread canvas, not to worry!  Susan has a great little gingerbread stocking from Alice Peterson in stock at the shop.

Stitch Therapy has Kelly Clark's gingerbread man with his snowman friend.

Kirk and Bradley has a sweet little gingerbread house for your stitching pleasure.

Needlepoint Heaven has Danji's Gingerbread Man with his Candy Cane.

Elizabeth Turner has a stocking cuff with Santa and a whole group of little gingerbread men.

Finally, Raymond Crawford has designed a gingerbread woman.  Do a little searching yourself and you are bound to find something fun that suits your personal style.

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Cindy said...

How timely! I happen to have a gingerbread boy & girl ornament pair in my stash (Elizabeth Turner, maybe?), under consideration for my little "cookies". Even have some JABCO buttons to embellish. Had considered using an overdyed & basketweave, but one of the suggested stitches would be more interesting.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

You are obviously living right, Cindy! Do some test stitching and you'll soon see what seems to work best for your pair. I'd steer clear of an overdye, though. Real gingerbread is a solid color all over and if you want it to look like the real stuff, you'll do better with a solid in my opinion. Have fun playing with this!

Cindy said...

You're absolutely right. I haven't kitted them up, but bought an overdyed called "Gingerbread" for something else, and it's pretty subtle in the variations. I do believe I'll find a similar solid color, though - maybe something matte.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

A subtle overdye might work really well, but I like solids for cookies. Overdyes for the icing! LOL Happy New Year!