Oh Deer…..

Sewing with a Christmas theme today and I wanted a goldwork Christmas reindeer to go onto a Christmas stocking. As always, padding is everything. Two layers of thick felt were used around the head area and a single layer for the neck, This was then covered in a thin felt to round off the edges. The head was then surrounded in gold pearl purl and the chin was highlighted with backstitch.

As this is for the front of a child’s stocking, the reindeer had to be Rudolph, so I added more padding and covered in red chipping. Not sure how I will make the eye yet, I think I will leave that till nearer the end.


Thanks for popping in, happy stitching everyone.

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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2 Responses to Oh Deer…..

  1. Rachel says:

    I think that possible eye works really well. Very promising!

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