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