Combinate polymer clay and embroidery to create original Christmas ornaments.
About the author
Petra lives near Pilsen, Czech Republic. Ever since childhood, she has loved learning new craft techniques. By age fifteen, she began studying art at various art schools in Pilsen before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia. She has been working for LUCY CLAY since 2014.
Materials and tools:
- Polymer clay (colors of your choice)
- LC Machine
- Round cookie cutter (ø34 mm)
- Needle and embroidery floss
Condition polymer clay and make a sheet about 2 mm thick. Cut circles using a round cookie cutter.
Make a stencil with 12 holes in a circle. Use it to mark drill holes. Then drill holes (Fig. 1).
Start embroidering. Start at one hole and pull through the fifth hole (clockwise). Do not turn the ornament – always count the number of holes from the same side (clockwise).
Continue until you reach the first hole (Fig. 2).
Again, pull through the fifth hole – now counterclockwise. Continue until you reach the first hole again (Fig. 3).
End embroidery – make two knots. Then make one final knot for hanging. Your first ornament is done. Now you can make more.
Download PDF tutorial for free: embroidered-christmas-ornaments-PDF-tutorial