are thirty mini stockings to cross stitch and make up in this
booklet, and you can see all of them on the front and back
covers. Use them as tree decorations, fill them with candy
or wee gifts, decorate presents with them or give them as
gifts in their own right. Subjects include festive patterns,
humor, animals, a church, Santas, wreaths, sayings and more.
My own favorite has to be the pair of beautiful cardinals
on a branch.
If you haven’t done any cross stitch before full instructions
on how to do it, plus backstitch and attaching beads can be
found at the front, together with how to make up the stockings.
Charts are two to a page in black and white symbols, codes
given for DMC, Anchor and Coats floss. It also says what fabric
to use and the braid used to trim the stocking in the photograph.
The charts are quite detailed so you need a good pair of eyes
to see all the symbols, but I have seen smaller and the size
is fairly standard. Originally published back in 1989, there
is even a stocking with this date on, but includes a chart
of numbers so you can add your own date. The sort of booklet
even a novice stitcher is going to have a lot of fun with.
If you cannot find a good range of cross stitch materials
locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.