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Father Santas – Fine Cut

Carol Kassera Father Santa’s designs

K2047 Santa of the Far East 11” x 19” (Cape hooked with violet color swatch).
K2038 Belsnickel Santa 14” x 20” (Cape hooked with dark green color swatch).
K2037 Medieval Santa 13” x 20”(Cape hooked with rusty color swatch).

I decided to hook these patterns in blade 3 to develop small detail.  The colors I used are different from traditional ones.  In both the Medieval and Belsnickel pieces Dorr Wool swatches were used for fur which gave very impressive results.  Taupe and Spicy Brown are great examples of swatches used to complete the fur pattern.  I decided to implement further techniques in addition to Rug Hooking.  Materials like artificial fur and natural wool were mounted to create beards, mustaches and hair.  On the Belsnickel Santa I added a small trumpet ornament as well.  The half inch backgrounds merely define the shape of each pattern.  To better display these three projects I decided to attach them individually to a cardboard and completed the borders by adding decorative upholstery trim.  The back was then covered with matching velvet.  Finally, the pieces were either mounted on a holder plate or an easel.

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