This is one of the most beautifully stitched pieces I have every seen. Not a thread or bead out of place. But that’s Susan Portra for you.
The turret is a padded trame stitch. I ripped mine out twice. It would help if read the stitch diagram and didn’t keep doing a Pavilion stitch.
The wreath is precious. And how about the candy cane twists?
This part is triple padded and double stitched with 6 strands of floss. Oh my! I haven’t used that much thread in years. But you have to in order to lay the twisted cords into the grooves that are created.
I have no idea how she made this swirly candy. I must have been busy doing something else at that time. Good thing I have the stitch guide.
Susan LOVES twisted cord appliqued to the canvas. It makes great swirls and circles. I had never used the twister tool. I learn something new from every teacher. Wait till you see what I worked on with her in my private lessons.
Gingerbread House kits are available as well as the stitch guide and threads kits individually. Susan will be sending more guides soon.