Golden Holly Stumpwork (Final Part)& PDF of full Instructions
Here is the final part of the instructions. I have included a PDF of the full instructions as a printable version as this might make it easier when you are stitching your project.
Finishing – Mounting your embroidery on the lid of the satin covered box
Remove your piece from the hoop and trim back the fabric leaving a 2.5cm (1”) edge around the design border. Using a double strand of strong thread, work a double row of tacking stitches approximately 1/2" from the outside boundary of your design. You may find it useful to clip out small “v”s of fabric from the gathered area to reduce the bulk. Take care not to cut the tacking thread.
Place embroidery face down onto a clean gentle surface e.g. a towel. Remove the lid insert from the box. Place it face down and centre it on your embroidery. Use the tails of your tacking stitches to gather in the tacking stitches, smoothing and evening as necessary, until the embroidered fabric is closed firmly over the lid insert.
Use a double knot to tie the ends of the thread together. Glue or silicone the lid insert into the box top.
Hope you enjoyed this little piece of Christmas Cheer