Sunday, August 14, 2011

Santa cross-stitch

Have picked up the Santa cross-stitch again. Am currently working across the top of the design. This pattern is quite complex in the sense that many of the colours require multiple threads, up to 5 threads for half cross stitch. Some stitches also have two different threads for the one stitch.  It is a bit bulky because of the extra threads used but I suppose it gives it some depth. Will be so happy to finish off the greenery. Next cross-stitch will definitely be a simple one.


Bec said...

Glad to see you have started stitching again :)
I don't think I would enjoying that pattern at all, with the constant changing out threads needed. But the effect it gives is great!

See you on Saturday night! :)

sharine said...

Very nice.

Jennifer M. said...

The detail is very striking, but wow it has so many threads at once for stitching. I've never heard of a design calling for 5 threads before. For me, this would be one of those designs that would be picked up for a little bit, put down for a longggg time, picked up for a little bit...yea :D

Good Luck finishing it.

Joysze said...

He's beautiful. :D I love the blends on threads in this.