Tuesday, October 20, 2015
It took a lot longer than expected to finish the cuff on the Nutcracker/Packages stocking, but here it is finally!
Once again, I turned to Needle Nicely (www.needlenicely.com) in Vero Beach, Florida, for an alphabet for the name. The shop provided me with a graphed chart that I used to transfer the letters to the canvas with a permanent marker.
The background was worked in a Nobuko stitch with Vineyard Silk Classic Bright White. The letters were formed with blue Petite Very Velvet, which I also used to stitch the dome of the nutcracker's crown in basketweave.