Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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?
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: