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The Snowman Who Came In From the Cold


And now for a blast from the past!

So I started this Renaissance Designs canvas when I still lived up north, and kind of dropped him like a cold snowball when I moved to Florida. I really love patchwork, and there are many stitches in this snow dude, including, most especially, his cap.   Some interesting stitches worth noting:  the brim’s dimensional effect is created by cutting up pieces of cotton makeup remover, and then satin stitching the Pure and Simple thread over the cotton padding.  If memory serves me, an actual pipe cleaner is required to construct the nose (which I haven’t yet done), but that’s another story entirely.  And those sparkly stars are Fyre Werks Hologram thread, from Rainbow Gallery.

I did the bulk of the stitching in about a couple of weeks, then moved on to something else and kind of forgot about him. Mr. Patchwork is a quite the looker,  as you can see from his portrait in the Renaissance Designs catalog (top left pic), so I really must get back to work on him soon–just have to find that darn stitch guide.  The piece is on 14 mesh canvas, which, then, seemed huge, now, not so much.  Age is cruel!

I really must dig out his stitch guide, so that I can put this piece back on the to-do transom.  I know it’s around somewhere!

© Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016.