Saturday, September 15, 2012


This is my Amanda Lawford Cowboy Santa
The plaid coat is Shaded Very Velvet & a solid Very Velvet.
One side of the coat took 10 hours on Friday to complete.
The holly berries are wooden beads wrapped with Kreinik ribbon.
Open stitch on the beard so the shading shows through.

Same open stitch is used on Santa's green robe & the background  night sky.  I've forgotten the the name of the stitch but it can be found in several of Julia Snyder's books.

Silk ribbon on the hat.  Gold circles are Jessica's.  Appears that the coat is an open stitch so the shading shows through.

Belt detail is wonderful.  Just can't remember what it was.

Amanda Lawford Santa
Coat is 2 rows of continental separated by 5 rows of  skipped tent.

Debbie Mumm Santa

Note the raised holly boarder.

The theme for this year's retreat was Santa Clause.  We each chose a Santa canvas.  Julia Snyder did the stitch guide for each Santa.  I don't know the designers of all the canvas's.  These are just a few of the 20 Santa's.  No two were alike.

Stitch with joy,

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