Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Here Comes Santa Claus - a wip and a finish!

Here is a progress report on the Santa Claus and little reindeer stitching. 

I am satin stitching the holly leaves and berries that are around the reindeer's neck:

I back stitched around the edges of the leaves and the berries with three strands of floss.  Then, using one strand of floss I satin stitched over the top.

It really gives a nice effect. 

The white border and pom-pom on Santa's hat are outlined with back stitch and filled with French knots.  I think I will do the same for the center and bottom trim of his jacket, his cuffs and boot tops.

I still have A LOT of stitching left before I finish this one!

I do have a completed project to share.  Remember the Christmas tree

All done!

I used a lot of metallic thread and some blending filament.  I used the couching stitch for the garland around the tree.  It is green metallic thread held in place with gold blending filament.  

I kept a good record of all my thread colors:

Here is the palette I used:


Darlene said...

The Santa and Rudolph are coming along nicely and look great. The Tree is gorgeous!

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Kim! So lovely embroidery! My favorite the is the tree!Soo beautiful!
I wish you and family a Merry Christmas!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Kim said...

Darlene - Thank you!
Ana - THank you! I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas :)

Ellie Stratton said...

I like your designs very much. It seems like you have prepared for the Christmas celebration well with your beautiful designs. The Christmas tree you have designed is quite attractive and looks great. Thanks for sharing the project palette with us.

Kim said...

:) Thank you so much Ellie!