STITCH GUIDE by DEBORAH M.WILSON of BEAU GESTE, INC.
- WONDER TWIST by Beau Geste:
- #162 - 1 skein
- #163 - 1 skein
- #164 - 1 skein
- #8 Fine Braid -9400 - Baby Blue - (2)
- #8 Fine Braid- 022 - Brown - 3 yards
- Blending Filament -021HL - Copper Hi-Lustre
- 2 yards
- CARON COLLECTION
- Impressions -
099 - Cocoa - 1 yard
- Waterlilies - 068 - Mediterranean - 6 yards
- - 001 - Sandstone - 18 yards
- - 047 - Camouflage - 18 yards
- - 065 - Emerald - 36 yards
Renaissance Pizazz - #24 - 1 skein
- Rainbow Gallery Fyrewerks - F43 - 2 yards
- Medici wool - white - 28 yards
- Rhapsody overdye - 1 yard
- Mini Sea Shells, pre-drilled
- Pineapple shaped button
- EMBROIDERY FLOSS - (Anchor use 4-ply / DMC use 6-ply):
- Flesh - 2 skeins
- Pink - 3 yards
- Brown - 1 yard
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UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, BASKETWEAVE.
Wool to be used 3-ply; all other threads single ply.
SHIRT - Utilizing the Neon Pink Wonder Twist for the long stitches
and Neon Yellow Wonder Twist for the small cross stitches, execute
the Criss-Cross Hungarian with Contrasting Accent stitch.
SHORTS - Execute the Interlocking Gobelin Stitch over the entire shorts
area using the Neon Yellow Wonder Twist for the body of the shorts
and the Neon Pink Wonder Twist for the hearts.
THONGS - Execute the Single-line Herringbone stitch on the soles of
his sandals with purple Fyrewerks then run a full-length stitch
from the top of the toes diagonally down to the instep.
WAISTBAND - Execute
two lines (top and bottom edges) of Single-line Herringbone stitch
with purple Fyrewerks and then a band of Four-trip Herringbone
executed in between these two purple lines in the following sequence:
#1 - Purple Fyrewerks #2 - Yellow Wonder
#3 - Pink Wonder Twist #4 - Green Wonder
SUNGLASSES - Vertically Satin stitch the lenses with Purple Fyrewerks then
Chain stitch with pink Wonder Twist around the perimeter.
LEAVES - Execute
randomly placed Raised Close Herringbone stitches in Neon Green
MUSTACHE AND BEARD - Using white, Medici wool, vertically Satin stitch
the mustache area three times and the beard area twice. This
will give the mustache more "roundth" and the beard
the necessary fullness.
GRASS SKIRT - Execute
a single line of Turkey Tufting along the lower edges of Santa's
right hand, waistband, beard and left hand making each slightly
shorter than ankle length. NOTE: If you choose to make
the grass skirt longer, one skein of Pizazz may not be enough!
Background Stitch Instructions
Use the photograph provided to
place the sand, greenery, palm tree, ocean waters and volcano.
We have only indicated enough of these background threads to
execute the background as pictured, which measures 6 " wide
and 9" high at the highest point. To square off the background
of your piece, you made need additional thread.
Sandstone Wildflowers to execute the T-Square stitch.
PALM TREE Execute
the Criss-Cross Hungarian with Metallic Accent stitch over the
trunk area, using 2 ply Camouflage Wildflowers for the large
areas and Brown #8 fine, metallic braid for the small, accent
cross stitches. Form coconuts by vertically Satin stitching two
oval shapes with 6 ply, brown floss. Use 2 ply Emerald Wildflowers
to form the palm fronds emanating from the top of the trunk and
from behind the coconuts. To do so, Chain stitch the center of
each frond then place long, individual stitches emanating outward
from the center stem.
GREENERY and OCEAN WATER Both of these areas are formed with
horizontally Satin stitched sections of random shape and size.
The sections are defined by the shared holes between each section.
The ocean is stitched with 4 ply Mediterranean Waterlilies and
the greenery with 2 ply Emerald Wildflowers.
Cocoa Impressions, placing random Satin stitches roughly following
the shape and contour of the sides of a volcano. With 4 ply copper,
blending filament, place a few long stitches emanating from the
top of the volcano crater to simulate lava flowing down the mountain.
Execute several, upside-down, Turkey Tufting Knots with the blending
filament to simulate the lava erupting from the top of the crater.
To keep some of the plies of blending filament protruding vertically,
tack them in place about 1/3 up from the base with a few, tiny
the T-stitch with fine metallic braid, color 9400
When all of the other stitching on your project is complete,
attach the pre-drilled seashells by sewing them in place with
any very fine thread of your choice and a beading needle. I also
attached the pineapple button in place in his left hand with
a length of yellow Wonder Twist secured on the reverse side of
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