Finished size 30.5cm/12” square to suit a 10” square frame

Includes Transfer

A little bird sits in a wreath filled with all things Christmas.

This redwork design is given extra depth and texture with the addition of dimensional holly leaves created with semi-detached applique. Peepers and a simple border complete this small Christmas project.

Learn how to add a little dimension to your projects with semi-detached applique. Double – sided fabric leaves are partly attached, allowing them to sit up from the background and cast a shadow. This simple technique adds depth and texture to your needlework.


Fabric required

Beige Fabric – A Fat Sixteenth – for the wreath panel background

1st Red Fabric – A Fat Eighth – for the borders and holly leaves

2nd Red Fabric – A Fat Sixteenth – for the peepers

Notions and embroidery threads and required

Fusible Stabiliser – 25cm (10″) square – for backing the wreath panel

Fusible Webbing – 5 ½” x 3″ – for the double-sided fabric holly leaves

Freezer Paper – 5 ½” x 1 ½” – for the double-sided fabric holly leaves

1 skein of Red stranded embroidery thread – I have used DMC 3777

An Applique Glue Pen

An ERASABLE fine Fabric Marker – the holly leaf outlines will need to be erased once the project is complete


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