Christmas Cutie

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Yes, it is a dog!

This was another free cover kit with The World of Cross Stitching. I didn’t get much time to work on it while visiting my parents but it stitched up pretty quickly on a lazy weekend.

After finishing, I just wasn’t sure about the bottom portion where there is no backstitch. It looked unfinished to me. So I decided to see what it would look like in the card…

Yes, that bottom portion definitely needed backstitch. I had to kind of figure out where the stitches should go, since the chart didn’t include it and the rest of the design had the backstitch go on an angle, instead of following around each stitch. But I think what I did to it made it look so much better:

Now I just need to mount it into the card! I love how the hat uses silver metallic thread. You can’t really see it in the photo, but it is so shimmery and sparkly, and really sets off the entire design!


2 thoughts on “Christmas Cutie

  1. I”d like to know, how to embroider using satin stitch like in the illustration, and keep from “cutting holes in the fabric? If I were to use my needle to stitch so close together, wouldn”t the holes from the needle be too close together? Ive done satin stitch on those cotton material crewel embroidery kits like from Bucilla, & Creative Needlecraft kits from 70s & 80s, and it”s pretty hard to do such a fine satin stitch because you”d have to make the stitches literally one thread apart, and with some of the fabric backings that is not easy. My grandmother has some silk “paintings from Asia that embroidery is so fine, they are of an old Asian man and woman, and they look like fine art but are of satin and long and short stitch Chinese silk embroidery. I don”t know how they were made without the seamstress making holes in the backing fabric by the needle making so many pricks with the thread?

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