Oh my gosh. It’s done. They’re here. Phew! Our Christmas patterns: The Ghost of Christmas Past (above), The Ghost of Christmas Present (below) …
… and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come (below). They are now all available in the Little Dorrit & Co. shop, individually and as a bundle!
Really, all self-promotion aside, we’re really proud of these, we really really worked our asses off on them and tried so hard to make sure they had something a little different, a little new. We considered the characteristics of each ghost, and worked out ways that they could belong together while each having their own identity.
Little stars, holly, and gold and silver metallics tie the three ghosts together, although the Ghost of Christmas Past is dainty and ethereal, the Ghost of Christmas Present is large and jolly, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come is spooky and intense.
We tried a lot of textured effects in these as well, which is my very favorite thing. I love playing with the different uses for different stitches!
Just like the map sampler I’ve been working on, I played with some of the simpler blackwork fill patterns from my blackwork sampler. I have a feeling I’ll end up doing more research on those fill patterns one day, and that they’ll continue to appear in embroideries I work on – I just love them! We’ve included instructions in the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come pattern for those special fill stitches, as well as a full stitch and color guide for each pattern for the first time. We will include these on all future patterns, and gradually go back and add them to our previously released patterns. ETA: but of course we encourage you to ignore them completely and go wild trying out whatever takes your fancy!
Anyway, I do hope you like them! There’s lots more photos on Flickr, I hope you’ll go check them out! As always, these patterns – and many more! – are all available to buy in the Little Dorrit & Co. shop!