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Embroidered Nativity Series

Directions and Patterns for the Embroidered Nativity Set

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Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored creche for Christmas. The Nativity Series is embroidered on plainweave fabric using a variety of embroidery stitches. After removing the embroidery pattern markings, the pieces are filled with color using PrismaColor Artists' Pencils.

Due to its size, the patterns are given in sections, starting with the Holy Family. Other Nativity characters will be featured in the subsequent parts and will include the Three Kings/Wise Men, Angels, Shepherds and Barnyard Animals.

Because this is a stitch-along series, the additional pattern sets will be added as they are ready. Check back soon if you do not yet see a working link to the next part.

1. Nativity Series - Part 1

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Part 1 features information regarding the materials, embroidery threads and supplies needed for working the Nativity Series as well as information for marking the fabric, selecting embroidery stitches to work the designs, and coloring the background areas.

2. Nativity Series - Part 2

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Part 2 of the Nativity Series features the individual patterns for the Holy Family, as well as a family portrait style pattern, as well as a list of the color names and numbers of the DMC embroidery floss used to work the samples.

Refer to Part 1 for a list of materials needed and information on how to transfer the designs, prepare the fabric for coloring, and using the colored pencils.

3. Nativity Series - Part 3

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Part 3 of the Nativity Series features the individual patterns for the Three Magi / Three Kings / Three Wise Men, as well as a group portrait of the figures. The Three figures - Melchior, Balthasar and Gaspar - as well as a grouping of the three wise men can be worked in a variety of basic embroidery stitches and enhanced with color.

Refer to Part 1 for a list of materials needed and information on how to transfer the designs, prepare the fabric for coloring, and using the colored pencils.

4. Nativity Series - Part 4

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Part 4 of the Nativity Series features the individual patterns for a angels, each in a different pose. The set incluldes the grouping of three, as well as a flying angel, an angel with a cross or rosary, and an angel with a laurel branch.

Refer to Part 1 for a list of materials needed and information on how to transfer the designs, prepare the fabric for coloring, and using the colored pencils.

5. Nativity Series - Part 5

Part 5 of the Nativity Series features the individual patterns for a camel, as well two additional animal figures. You will also find a list of the color names and numbers of the DMC embroidery floss used to work the samples.

Refer to Part 1 for a list of materials needed and information on how to transfer the designs, prepare the fabric for coloring, and using the colored pencils.

6. Nativity Series - Part 6

Part 6 of the Nativity Series features the individual patterns for two shepherds, as several sheep figures. You will also find a list of the color names and numbers of the DMC embroidery floss used to work the samples.

Refer to Part 1 for a list of materials needed and information on how to transfer the designs, prepare the fabric for coloring, and using the colored pencils.

7. Nativity Series - Part 7

Part 7 of the Nativity Series features the individual patterns for an assortment of barnyard residents, as well as the list of the color names and numbers of the DMC embroidery floss used to work the samples.

Refer to Part 1 for a list of materials needed and information on how to transfer the designs, prepare the fabric for coloring, and using the colored pencils.

8. Nativity Series - Part 8

Part 8 is the final part of the Nativity Series. This part features a special arrangement of nativity characters, as well as a backdrop for the set.

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