Gingerbread Houses

#80036 18 Designs Meg Hawkey

Available Formats: ART, DST, EMB, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3, XXX,

Gingerbread Houses

#80036 18 Designs Meg Hawkey

Available Formats: ART, DST, EMB, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3, XXX,

Licensing:
Licensed
Artist:
Meg Hawkey
PDF:
80036.pdf
Available Formats:
ART
Available Formats:
DST
Available Formats:
EMB
Available Formats:
EXP
Available Formats:
HUS
Available Formats:
JEF
Available Formats:
PES
Available Formats:
VIP
Available Formats:
VP3
Available Formats:
XXX
product_type:
digital
linked_product:
143874|physical
design_count:
18
product_genre:
Collections
Technique:
Linework & Redwork

Lollipop trees to candy cane doorways... embroidery doesn't get any sweeter than this! These colorful, hand-stitched look linework Gingerbread Houses by Crabapple Hill feature the technique of crayon tinting to make the designs pop.

In an interview with artist Meg Hawkey, we asked her how she came up with the unique idea of crayon tinting for embroidery:

"Crayon tinting has been used with embroidery for a long time. I’m always on the lookout for vintage embroidery when I’m antiquing. Many things were crayon tinted in the 40’s and 50’s. Most were children's images of dogs, cats, bunnies etc., and I thought there had to be a way to use the technique in a little more adult and “artsy” way. It really fills the images in and highlights things well. It doesn’t have to be dark and garish either. It’s amazing how very lightly colored areas will “pop” with the embroidery around the edges. I’m crazy about the lollipop trees in the churchyard. When they’re crayon tinted they really do look transparent, cool!

Read this tutorial to create these napkins and placemats.



Designs Included In This Collection