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Texas Santa Ornament

Designer: Curtis Boehringer (CB-317)
Stitch Guide Author: Andrew Hill, Professor Needlepoint

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Materials

Thread
Number
Color
Manufacturer
Petite Very Velvet
V656
Dark Golden Brown
Rainbow Gallery
Pashmina
190
Winter White
Gloriana
Kreinik #12 Braid
018HL
Navy High Luster
Kreinik
Grandeur
G910
Orange
Rainbow Gallery
Floche
B5200
Bright White
DMC
Entice
E263
Sky Blue
Rainbow Gallery
Entice
E202
Snow White
Rainbow Gallery
Crystal Braid
CR01
White Pearl
Rainbow Gallery

Procedure

1 / Background

Using a fine blue permanent fabric marker (such as Zig Fabricolor), carefully color the sky behind the santa blue. Be careful not to color over the white portion of the Texas flag. Once the marker ink has dried, stitch the sky background in Entice E263 in skip tent stitch.

2 / Face

Basketweave the face using five strands of DMC XXX.

3 / Eyes

Continental stitch the eyes using Silk Lamé Braid SL01 with a (/) slant for the left eye and a (\) slant for the right eye.

4 / Hat

Stitch the hat using vertical brick stitch over two canvas threads (“baby brick”). Stitch the hat band in encroached gobelin stitch  2 over 1 using Rainbow Linen R483.

5 / Flag

Stitch the white portion of the flag in Nobuko stitch using 2 strands of Floche B5200. Stitch the star in alternating continental stitch using Crystal Braid CR01. Stitch the blue portion of the flag in Milanese variation using four strands of Splendor S857 for the triangles and one strand of Kreinik #12 018HL for the accents.

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