Elegant Reindeer

Every year, my LNS, Gitta’s, has an open house on the first Saturday of December. Everyone who makes a purchase gets a little package of free charts and a kit for an ornament designed by Kathrin Ellison. (If you purchased the ornament issue of A Needle Pulling Thread, you can see several of the ornaments they have released.) This year, sadly, I missed the open house because I was sick. 🙁

Happily, Kathrin still had a kit for me!

Elegant Reindeer, designed by Kathrin Ellison

Elegant Reindeer, designed by Kathrin Ellison

The design is called Elegant Reindeer. The fabric is 22ct Meran in Navy. The fibres are DMC floss, DMC flower thread (antlers), and PTB.

Antlers, whipped and unwhipped

Antlers, whipped and unwhipped

I really like how the antlers look. They are done as wrapped back stitch. At first, I thought I would just leave them as back stitch, but when I started wrapping them, I decided that it looked fabulous!

Speaking of Christmas ornaments, don’t forget that the last check-in day for the 2013 Ornament SAL is December 30th. I’ve already got my ornament stitched. How is your stitching going? And there is lots of time to sign up for the 2014 Small SAL. All the info is right here.

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8 Responses to Elegant Reindeer

  1. Laura says:

    I agree about the wrapped back stitches. They look great!

  2. Kathy E. says:

    Love love your reindeer!! I am stitching away, and cannot wait for the smalls SAL to start!!!

  3. Zeb A. says:

    Oh how lovely. Lovely the idea of a kit for customers, and lovely is this custom designed chart!

    It makes the season extra special when your LNS does something like that 🙂

    And gorgeous stitching too, and the wrapping really does add that extra oomph!

  4. Dani says:

    That’s a beautiful design and so sweet of Kathrine to send you a kit! That’s service!!!

  5. Gen says:

    I just love this design!

  6. Anna says:

    Love the wrapped back stitch on those antlers! Pretty ornament.

  7. Christine says:

    I’m sorry I missed the open house, but had to go to a memorial service. That is a pretty reindeer!

  8. Joanne P says:

    Lovely design, and the whipping does make a big difference. Well worth the time spent on it.