Michele Herron shares needlepoint tips and techniques from her current needlepoint projects.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Christmas March part 3
I toyed with the idea of stitching the bear entirely in cut turkey work, but with so much else going on (and not wanting to spark a rebellion in the class) I kept it simple. He is stitched mostly in Petite Very Velvet using basketweave. The hat has style, though. It is stitched in the Diagonal Knitting stitch with satin-stitched tassels. French knots separate the tassels from the ties and there is fur (faux, of course) trim to add warmth and elegance. You could also add a bead in place of the French knots for a more dressy effect.