Rudolph is ready…

I have managed to finish Rudolph! It has taken longer than I thought, almost a week of sewing, mainly due to the fact that the initial padding was so thick which made it rather difficult to plunge the Japanese gold thread through.

Last time I posted Rudolph, he looked like this….


Over the last few days I have been covering the head and neck in Japanese gold thread, plunging all the endings to the back of the work and sewing them in place. As usual I did not plan this piece before starting it – so I had not thought about the direction of the Jap thread, so I am not totally happy with the way in which it is lying on the final piece. Luckily it is going on the front of a child’s stocking – so they probably won’t notice too much. Here are some progress shots.

I may just fill in the eyes with white embroidery threads, but other than that – here is the finished piece….


Now all I need to do is cut around the pieces and sew back the organza before applying to the front of the Christmas stocking. I will post pictures of the final project when completed.

Thank you for popping by, happy stitching!

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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5 Responses to Rudolph is ready…

  1. claire93 says:

    wow! Rudolph looks very fine!

  2. kathyreeves says:

    He is quite handsome!

  3. He looks lovely – I like the collar matching his nose!

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