Show & Tell / December 2021

Special Show & Tell : Christmas!   

The annual unveiling of our traditional holiday ornaments evokes Christmas cheer to our homes. This fabulous three-dimensional Victorian-style Santa brings back the magic of an old-fashioned Christmas.

Old World Santa
Old World Santa, a pattern by Janet Conners hooked by Candace Fradette

Candace Fradette
Old World Santa
Pattern by Janet Conners
Source: Rug Hooking Magazine November/December 2020
13” x 5” x 3” diameter
Hooked with stretch velvet, #6 wool strips, assorted wool yarns, raffia, vegan leather, fleece

I saw this Old-World Santa in the November/ December 2020 issue of Rug Hooking magazine and I used this project with an Embellishing Techniques workshop with Parris House Wool Works. It was a really fun project. I used pearls and a star to decorate the tree which Santa is holding, added a buckle for his belt, a stuffed toy and candy cane so they stick out of his backpack, and even added some eyelashes and a bow! He is three-dimensional and fits over a wine bottle so stands up easily on the mantelpiece.

Front Detail
Face Details

Front - Embellishments details

Back details
Back. Gifts Bag Details

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