Nellie"s Needles

Friday, December 11, 2009

More Circle Smocking

I had smocked this ornament on crystalline fabric many years ago. It was mounted on a 3" plastic canvas disc and the center was raw edged. A couple of weeks ago I finished it as a gift for a young woman I've been making an ornament for every year since I met her.
The smocked fabric wraps around the outside edge. The same design smocked with metalic threads repeats on the other side. I needle wove spider webs to cover the raw edges where the fabric is gathered. A fine fuzzy yarn that sparkles is couched to the outside of the circle to reflect a halo of light.

12 comments:

Teodo said...

Nellie how precious is this "circle"!
It's MERAVIGLIOSO. ciao ciao

Beena said...

It's a beautiful ornament, Nellie! The smocking is so delicate, and well done!

Heather said...

This is delightful Nellie and I'm sure will become a family treasure for the person who receives it.

Diane said...

Just gorgeous!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Beautiful ornament! I don't know anyone who wouldn't be proud to display it.

Beverly said...

Ethereal, delicate, and gorgeous- just like a snowflake.

Vicki W said...

What a pretty ornament!

Gina said...

Love it! Very pretty!

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Julie said...

Wow! She will love it!

FredaB said...

Very pretty Nellie. I too can remember when I smocked Christmas ornaments and Easter eggs. Still have my Easter eggs and a couple of Christmas bells. It is a lot of fun.

Hugs

FredaB

Nellie's Needles said...

Freda, your ornaments smocked from kits may be ones that I had designed ;-)