More Santa progress! The tassels were worked in Vineyard Silk Classic and Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002. The cords were formed with stem stitches using "Gothic Grape," and the knobs were a combination of cross, Scotch and satin stitches using "Cherry Tree" and "Ceramic." The tassels themselves were stitched in encroaching Gobelin with "Lavender," "Deep Wisteria" and "Gothic Grape."
Since Vineyard Silk Classic creates a nice profile against the Petite Very Velvet background, I used more of it on the gifts to the left of the tassels. The bottom box was worked in stem stitches with "Ceramic," the middle box in stem and slanted Gobelin stitches with "Deep Wisteria," and the top box in basketweave with "Cherry Tree." I stitched the center ribbon in slanted Gobelin stitches with the Kreinik metallic but will wait until later to add the bow.
Still more Vineyard Silk Classic was used for the gloves with "Cactus" and "Black Forest" for the shading. I debated over the stitch for the gloves, finally deciding to use basketweave since the areas around them would be worked in decorative stitches.