Instructions include how to make the tablecloth shown here including its wavy border
Wingneedle Christmas is a collection of machine embroidery designs, based upon an elegantly simple technique. With the use of a wing needle, rudimentary fill stitches and stitch patterns are transformed within the embroidery hoop into timelessly classic pulled thread needlework.
When I look upon this collection, I see more than a rendition of old world Christmas motifs. Rather, I see a heartfelt recreation of hand-embroidery pulled thread stitching.
The collection consists of 18 Christmas motif designs. Some designs demonstrate the use of the wing needle in creating eyelet fill patterns, while others show how the wing needle can embellish simple line illustration designs and text. Of course, if a wing needle can’t be found, try a large gauge jeans needle to create a similar effect.
HOW DOES A WINGNEEDLE WORK?
Wingneedles add a wonderful texture to fabric.
As it penetrates the fabric, it parts the weave creating the appearance of holes.
The thread holds the ‘holes’ open permanently.
The dark dots you see in these photos are the ‘holes’ in the fabric created by the wingneedle.