Sunday, August 2, 2015

Nutcracker Christmas - The Finale


My labor of love is finished--all two feet of it!

Moving the canvas on the stretcher bars one last time, I worked the nutcracker's mustache and beard in French knots.  Three strands of Burmilana were used  with one wrap around the needle to create a higher profile against his face and tunic.

The final touch--a plume for his helmet!  This was worked in an interlocking/encroaching Gobelin stitch with white Peluche.  When the stitching was completed, I roughed up the surface with the tip of my needle to release all the little "feathers" inherent in the thread.

I'm very pleased with the way this handsome fellow turned out, and hope the recipient will be, too!

1 comment:

Needle Nicely said...

Great final touches!