22nd Oct 2013
Blackwork stitches add something special to this traditional nativity scene of the three kings. This design is in the latest issue - 106 - of GOLD magazine If you love designs that change you, then I think you'll enjoy stitching this glittering Christmas scene. I have used a combination of cross stitch and backstitch to create blackwork filling patterns for the three kings' magnificent robes. Colourful blackwork works particularly well here, with jewelled shades of turquoise, purple and cerise against traditional black and gold.
Another section of this picture shows two smaller images; the larger gold star to be seen on the right hand side and this smaller group of camels in the desert. Ideal for Christmas cards.
The main image should have been cropped a bit, as seen it shows the fold in the magazine, so please ignore this bit!
There are many Christmas delights to stitch in this issue and one of them is a cushion design of mine to brighten up the dullest day... I'll be showing you this one next,