Project

Coiled Wood-Veneer Ornament

Coiled Wood-Veneer Ornament

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

steps

  1. Using a 56-millimeter scallop-edged circle punch, cut 2 circles from birch-wood veneer.

  2. Brush back of 1 circle with craft glue; affix to second circle, aligning edges. Set under a weight. Let dry.

  3. Leaving a 3-inch tail at the starting point, begin winding embroidery thread (on spool) around circle: Fit thread into 1 notch at top of circle.

  4. Count 9 notches beyond first notch; draw thread across front of ornament, and slip it into 10th notch. Draw thread up back of ornament, and slip it into 2nd notch. 

  5. Draw thread across front of ornament, and slip it into 11th notch. Draw thread up back of ornament to 3rd notch.

  6. Repeat pattern, winding thread until all notches are wrapped.

  7. Tie end of thread to original tail at ornament's edge. Knot thread ends at tip of 3-inch tail to form a hanging loop. Trim excess thread.

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