Dashing, dancing, and prancing? Sounds like Rudolph's Reindeer Games!
This design comes as a paper pattern and features Rudolph, a snowy garland with ornaments, poinsettias, and snow. The main text reads, "Rudolph's Reindeer Games," and negative space in the snow spells out what the games are: dashing, dancing, and prancing.
The design is stitched in shades of red, green, yellow, white, pink, and brown.
The model was stitched on 32 ct. Vintage Country Mocha Belfast linen (Zweigart) using 2 ply thread.
The stitch count is 112w x 70h and the finished design measures approximately 7"w x 4 1/4"h when stitched on that fabric. The pattern calls for whole stitches only. (Whole stitches = beginner friendly and Aida friendly!) The model was stitched with threads from DMC. The pattern includes both a black/white symbol page as well as a color page, so you can choose to stitch from the format that works best for you.
WHERE TO BUY: Shops can purchase this pattern wholesale from Dinky Dyes. If your favorite stitchy shop does not have it in stock, let them know to order a copy in for you!
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Finish Fabric: The red/white striped fabric is by Kim Christofferson of Kimberbell Designs for Maywood Studio. It's called Red Mini Awning Stripe and the SKU is MAS8249-R.
Cording: I made the custom cording out of 6 lengths of the full 6 strand DMC, and the shade I used was 3345. I used a custom corder from Kreinik to do the spinning.
The smaller white bow is made from a 3/8" grosgrain ribbon from Offray. My spool does not have a label or SKU, but it was in the ribbon section at Wal-mart. 3/8" white grosgrain ribbon can be found at pretty much any store that sells ribbon, so hopefully you won't have too much trouble finding some. I keep a couple of spools on hand at all times because I use it in almost everything! All the ends were sealed with fray-check.
The green covered button is by Dritz. It's a size 36 button (7/8") and the green fabric I used to cover it was an ancient scrap I pulled from my stash.
The materials listed above are unique to this piece. The foundational supplies (the board, glue, batting, etc--stuff you can't see) are the same no matter what I am finishing. I use backing board, Aleens Tacky Glue, and Warm and White Craft Batting. I make cuts with a rotary cutter on a rotary cutting mat. You can see them along with links on the Tools/Organization page.
One more time, here it is. Hope you enjoy!