Gorgeous Santa Stocking

Christmas Stocking

Christmas Stocking

I would love to hang this beauty on my mantle.

This is one of many Melissa Shirley Christmas stockings that my friend, Maria, has stitched.  Her use of decorative stitches and threads is always perfection.

As you can see, there are  lots of glittery accents.  The snowy ground is done using random long and short stitches in white and pale blue metallics.

Santa’s coat is the diagonal mosaic stitched with a beautiful rich, red silk.

The trim on Santa’s coat is done all in perfect French Knots (hundreds of them), which is a feat in itself.

And, finally, the beard is  Rainbow Gallery’s Fancy Fur in satin stitch.

Well done Maria!  Beautiful work.

Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016


About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

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