Red! Day 18 of Christmas Cross Stitch

Welcome back to 25 Days of Stitchmas here at Stitching the Night Away where we’re counting down the days to Christmas with awesome cross stitch projects. Every day from now to Christmas we’ll take a look at two holiday stitching projects per day.

Today we’re looking at lots and lots of RED stitching for the holidays.

This is Nora Corbett’s Christmas tree design from last year, (2009) but it was just so stunning and beautiful I thought it was worth mentioning this year too.

This is a cross stitch kit, not just a chart, but not in the “full” sense of the word kit. It includes Crescent Colours threads, Mill Hill Beads, Kreinik Braid, and graph, however the fabric is not included.

32ct white Belfast linen is recommended for the project, but you could most certainly use anything you’d like.

I think a very faint blue hand dyed fabric would be lovely with this piece, maybe something with a good bit of white still showing for a swirly kind of snow effect. A little opalescent fabric wouldn’t hurt either 😉 I love the sparkly stuff.

Following along with today’s red theme I found these cute Redwork Heart Christmas Ornaments that come together as a kit from Permin, and the kit includes the fabric, threads, needles and instructions for all three ornaments pictures.

Happy Stitchmas!

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About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.


  1. […] weekend! This year has just flown right by. I mentioned Nora Corbett’s 2009 Christmas tree on Day 18 of Stitchmas, last year’s tree was so lovely in all that red. This year’s tree is a bit more […]

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