For each napkin ring you will need:
- 6" x 1 1/2" piece of deep red felt
- 6" x 1" piece of white felt
- DMC embroidery floss medium green #367
- DMC embroidery floss dark green #890
- DMC embroidery floss red #304
- DMC embroidery floss dark tan #840
Notice there are buttons in the photo. I thought about putting them on but decided I didn't like it. I left them in the photo because you might decide you like the look. Also, both embroidery stitches used are linked to a video tutorial on Mary Corbet's site.
To begin the embroidery, using three strands of #840 stitch a line using a backstitch down the center of the white felt. I didn't draw a line, just eyeballed it. If you want you can measure and make small dots with a fine marker as a guide. I left about 1/8" at each end. Notice my line is not perfect! I don't worry about things like that. Branches aren't perfectly straight either!!!!
Next form the red felt into a circle, overlapping the ends about 1/4". Stitch with small running stitches in matching thread.
Center the white embroidered band onto the red felt. Be sure to put the seams for both pieces on top of each other. Pin in place and stitch down with white thread using a running stitch.
Add to your favorite Christmas table and ENJOY!!!!
That is so darn cute! I am needing to make 30 napkin holders.... in a pirate theme of course. I would love to do something like this-- but I'm afraid they would get ruined and then I'd have to kill someone lol
Such beautiful, napkin ring, love your embroidery.
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Nice! I've always liked the thought of napkin rings and went so far as to purchase some pretty ones once. Well my family had NO clue what they were for and were most vocal about how silly they were. I haven't used them since (and ended up turning them into pincushions).
These are so pretty, well done!
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