Quick & Easy Blackwork Christmas Designs

You can mount the four smaller blackwork Christmas designs on this page into aperture cards to send to your family and friends during the festive season.

Alternatively, why not stitch two of each of them and make them into a set of eight coasters to give as a Christmas gift?

They would also make great christmas ornaments for the tree!

They make an ideal introduction to the blackwork technique. All you will need is a small piece of fabric, a little floss in black (plus red for the robin) along with some sparkly metallic gold thread. 

You could also use gold seed bead instead of cross stitch for the pears in the partridge design.

Even if, like me, you leave things until the last minute, you'll find that these designs each stitch up in around 2 to 3 hours. Download the PDF files now and have a finished project ready by the end of the day!

So I wish you a Happy Christmas and will let you browse the designs and pick your favorites. Let's start with the largest of the designs, a sweet star.

Blackwork Star

What would Christmas be without a star atop the tree? Stitch tiny stars and gift-wrapped parcels in black and gold threads to fill alternate sections of the big star. 

Stitched on perforated paper with a hanging loop stuck on the back, you can pop it over the top of the tree. If your tree is visible from both sides, you could stitch two stars and stick a loop to the back 

Design size 4.6 x 4.6 inches

Downloadable Chart £2.25

Partridge in a Pear Tree

A partridge in a pear tree makes an ideal Christmas coaster.

Two golden pears, in either cross stitch or beads, frame the blackwork bird perched on the branch.

Design size 2.36 x 2.6 inches

Downloadable chart £2.00

Hark the Herald Angel

Stitched in black floss and gold metallic this pretty angel would make a wonderful Christmas card or coaster.

Design size 2.6 x 2.7 inches

Downloadable Chart £2.00

Blackwork Robin

This cheeky chappy with his smart red breast and golden beak and feet is so cute everyone will love him. Pop him in a card to raise a bit of Christmas cheer.

Design size 2.4 x 2.4 inches

Downloadable Chart £2.00

Blackwork Bell

Can you hear bells ringing out on Christmas morning? This design uses a slightly more complex blackwork fill pattern and a touch of gold metallic thread.

Design size 2.6 x 2.5 inches

Downloadable Chart £2.00

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