It’s the festive Season! These designs can be used for hand embroidery, or if you enjoy appliqué you can use them for that too. I created these designs with stitching in mind. My idea is to embroider the outlines of the shapes in either stem stitch or chain stitch. Once the linear elements are done, fill the coloured areas fairly densely with stitching of your choice. If you like encrusted embroidery, you can fill across the coloured area of the design with stitches. You could really go for it, and since it is Christmas, add as much beading and sequins as you want! Or if you are not into the encrusted style, you could use satin stitch or sprinkle isolated stitches densely across the coloured area. Other stitches you can use include seeding, freeform cross-stitch, or French knots.