The White House at dusk. We took this picture as we left, walking down the curving driveway.

Wooly Dreams Design

White House Needlepoint Visit

13 Dec 1997




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That's me with the ornament I designed, painted and stitched with my own hands in 3 short weeks! It was really exciting to see my ornament hanging on the Blue Room Tree.

The Santa was painted on 13 mesh mono canvas and stitched with Anchor and DMC Pearl Cotton #5 along with several specialty threads.

Rainbow Gallery's Angora was used for the wings and a single strand of black floss was used for outlining parts of the beard and wings to detail these areas from the background.

Various colors of Kreinik's #16 braids and Caron's Rachelette were used to create the sparkly, crystalline effects of the snowy village scene, glittery gift packages and gold accents on the bag and Santa's costume.

I also worked random metallic dots on the pale blue ground behind the Santa so it sparkles all over especially under Christmas lights!