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« on: October 22, 2006 08:41:35 AM »

Here's a Christmas stocking I've been working on - just mostly as an experiment. It's relatively small, would be perfect for a tree ornament (to hold a special gift or goodies on the tree), and it's simple to stitch up, since it's only backstitch. I like the look of it - I'll be adding a white linen cuff to it this week.



http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/10/embroidered-christmas-stocking-work-in.html

My dilemma is whether or not I should stitch the back identical to the front, or just use plain velvet...Huh?

Let me know what you think!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006 10:30:11 PM »

depends on how much time you want to put into it.  I am always impressed when people put as much effort into the back of a project as the front, so I vote for embroidery on the back, too.  But it will still be great if you choose to do plain velvet. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006 08:23:49 AM »

WOW that is beautiful. ABsolutely stunning.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2006 11:05:44 AM »

Thanks! I JUST got going on the cuff last night - I don't know where time goes! The cuff is white high-count (36) linen, with a very tiny, fine blackwork design all over it - but done in a dark red silk gobelin thread. It's fun, but awfully small - it'll take a while to get the cuff done!
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2006 04:52:53 PM »

Wow, that is an amazing piece of embroidery! I'm hitting the This Rocks! button. I can't believe that you feel up to doing it all again for the back!

I think that if you still feel the urge to embroider, instead of doing the back for the first stocking, make the front to a matching stocking and do the backs of both of them in plain velvet (besides "plain velvet" is an oxymoron! It's so nice to touch and looks so pretty, your stocking will look gorgeous without stitching on the back.)
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