'Tis the season for traditions and festivies. Though
many folks celebrate wintry holidays, we don’t all
celebrate in the same way. Some of us like traditional
snowmen ornaments and the like, and some of us, well...
we want steampunk ornaments on our tree! Nothing wrong
with that, and no reason those ornaments can’t be as
festive and chic as their snowmen counterparts. This
elegant layered ornament lets you ring in the holiday
season in exactly the kind of style YOU want, which
makes for a very merry holiday season indeed!
So there are a couple of ways you can make this
ornament. Either way, what you’re going to want to start
by stitching out the four lace pieces in the
Clockwork Snowflake Ornament (Lace) design onto a
heavy water-soluble stabilizer such as Sulky Ultra
Solvy, then rinse to leave only the thread, and let the
lace pieces dry. In this case, I stitched mine out in
metallic thread for that extra steampunky sparkle, but
that’s not required.
Check out this tutorial to learn how to stitch
freestanding lace that looks great!