The November project at the St. John's Embroidery Guild was Pattern Darning Christmas Trees. The pattern was designed by Elizabeth Fewer for the guild. Since Christmas, I made an effort to start on the trees and hopefully, they will be ready for next Christmas!
The outline of the trees were traced onto 22ct fabric and then stitched around with cotton. I opted to stitch around the outline with my sewing machine instead of doing hand stitching. The edges of the fabric are taped to reduce fraying. When the stitching is completed, the trees will be cut out with a 1/4" edge. This 1/4" will be turned in and a backing stitched on. Cording goes around the edge and looped at the top to hang on a tree.
Here's my stitching so far.
If you are interested, here's a few sites about pattern darning: