Friday, November 16, 2012

Velvet Stitch

Santa's beard in the previous post is done in the Velvet is a link on the technique:

You can find this stitch in books like Stitches To Go and The Needlepoint Book.  

Here is a close-up of the beard done in Velvet. 

I believe I used a combination of one strand of Wisper and one strand of Designer's Dream, both from Rainbow Gallery, but I can't be sure and I can't check it because I gave it away.  It's much like turkey work except it holds better and you have to make sure that all the stitches are fairly uniform to get a result like this beard.   I tend to pack it in when I'm doing this type of this one is really full.  It's time-consuming but worth the effort if you ask me.  I just wish I had kept this Santa for myself.  (just kidding)  Try it and let me know if you like it!



KayTee said...

Thanks for the info! I'm going to try it on my next a Santa beard.

Annette said...

Love all your needle work, way to go. xo