Yay! I’m down to a positively svelte 52 WIPs! Christmas Biscornu is done.
The pattern was from last year’s Creativ Festival, from designer Kim Beamish. The fibres are DMC pearl cotton #8 and #12; Caron Waterlilies in Jade, Flame and Evergreen; Kreinik braid in gold; and a few gold Mill Hill beads. I’m not sure what the fabric is, but it appears to be a fairly loosely woven linen of some sort.
Unfortunately, I stitched the centre motif just a bit off centre. But, I had run out of the Jade Waterlilies and didn’t want to pick it out. (And spend about CAN$10 for another skein just to do about thirty stitches.) However, after some carefully stitching the two “centres” together, and the addition of a button on the top and bottom (part of the original design), I don’t think it is at all noticeable.
Oh, and I did decide to leave the bottom blank, mainly because I ran out of one of the shades of green.
If you’d like to learn more about some of Kim Beamish’s designs, check out this video from last fall’s Creativ Festival. In it, she is talking to Carla Canonico, the editor-in-chief of the Canadian needlework magazines A Needle Pulling Thread.