Friday, November 6, 2015
First up I have a little bit of progress to show on one of my works in progress. Do you remember this Santa and reindeer?
I am filling in Santa's suit with Split Stitch and all the trim of his suit with French Knots - so many knots! I am only using three strands of floss, I suppose it would fill up the space faster with all six strands but I like the small precise look that three strands give in this application.
I also wanted to share an idea for combining motifs from a pattern set. I started with this Ho! Ho! Ho! motif and I wanted to add some embellishment to the text:
So, I added this little snowflake motif from the same pattern set
I only used part of it, I situated the big snowflake to the left of the text:
Then taped it into place, put my fabric over the top and traced the design:
Next, I turned the snowflake motif around and used one of the smaller flakes on the right side of the text:
I ended up using two of the smaller flakes to balance the final design:
Now it is ready to start stitching!
This is a really easy way to combine motifs and create your own design.