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Donna Kooler's Ultimate Stocking Collection

Donna Kooler's Ultimate Stocking Collection

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The Bottom Line

With fifteen stocking charts from the designers at Kooler Design Studios, stitchers are sure to find a pattern that is right for their needs.
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Pros

  • Wide Variety of Themes in Designs
  • Pattern Key Printed on Each Page of Chart
  • Back Stitch Is Color-Coded
  • Clear Photos of Each Design are Provided

Cons

  • Patterns Appear on More than One Page
  • Some Patterns Symbols are Difficult to Distinguish

Description

  • The wide variety of themes is sure to please. Santas, bears, and even snow-globes are among the stocking themes.
  • Clear directions are provided for putting the four parts of the chart together to create the final stitched stocking.
  • The pattern key is printed for each double page of the chart.

Guide Review - Donna Kooler's Ultimate Stocking Collection - Leisure Arts

Donna Kooler's Ultimate Stocking Collection contains fifteen stocking patterns designed by Linda Gillum, Barbara Baatz Hillman, Sandy Orton, and Nancy Rossi of Kooler Design Studios.

Each pattern is accompanied by an alphabet chart for personalization and easy instructions for assembling the stockings are provided. A key is clearly printed for each two-page spread of the four-page chart.

Step-by-step instructions for making the stockings are included.

Overview of Designs: (Designer)
  • Crafter's Stocking (Gillum and Hillman) - Sewing notions and a cute Santa doll are incorporated in a stocking with a crafty saying.

  • Folk Art Collection (Hillman) - Colorful Folk art Santa, birds, and hearts accompany unique trees.

  • Welcome to My Garden (Gillum) - Santa pottering around the gardening shed with a few helpful kittens.

  • Good Dogs (Rossi) - Canine Friends on the Stairs waiting for Christmas.

  • Winter Fun on Ice (Gillum) - Cuddly animals cavort on the snowy and a frozen pond as they sled and skate.

  • Snowman and Friends (Gillum) - Design features a snowman and various little creatures.

  • Bygone Days (Orton) - A sledding girl in classic colors framed by holly.

  • Up, Up, and Away (Gillum) - Classic image of Santa and Sled.

  • Curious Cats (Rossi) - Feline friends line the garlanded stairway.

  • Two by Two (Gillum) - Noah's Ark-themed stocking would be perfect for a baby's first Christmas.

  • I'd Rather Be Fishing (Gillum) - A fly-fishing Santa with lures and nets in his pack.

  • Teddy the Bear and Friends (Gillum) - Jolly Santa Bear with numerous woodland creatures.

  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Orton) - Victorian tableau presents the classic story in a glance.

  • Snow Dome Collection (Gillum) - Domes represent various aspect of the Christmas story, from secular to sacred.

  • O Holy Night (Rossi) - Stained glass Nativity scene in jewel tones.
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