Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Buying Supplies for the Blue Russian Santa UPDATED

I want to remind everyone that I updated the Materials List for my Russian Santa in the tab above. I've also started adding links to online sources for the more exotic items that are either brand new or not commonly stocked by needlepoint stores. Please support your local shop when you can and remember to substitute for items you can't get easily or which you don't like to use. A good example is yesterday's Ultrasuede appliqué. Not everyone likes fabrics attached to their needlepoint. If that includes you, just repeat the long slanting satin stitches you did for the glass part of the lantern in the black bottom area using black silk, or wool, or Petite Very Velvet if you happen to have them at hand.

UPDATE:  Vicky added a note to the Materials List that the dark gray Wisper W60 is discontinued and has been replaced by Wisper W133 which is the same color according to her.  Either works and you might find either at your local shop, depending how how recently they've restocked their threads.  Thanks for the tip, Vicky!

Remember, there is more than one way to stitch a Russian Santa!  You can copy what I've done or you can use it as a jumping off point for your own version of Northern Light Santa.  Or just recyle my ideas for your own Santa waiting its turn in your stash.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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