Progress on Christus Natus Est

Christus Natus Est - More Progress

Christus Natus Est - More Progress

Since the Christus Natus Est panel seemed to be so popular, I thought I’d provide another update.

As you can see, the curves that indicate the Virgin’s robes aren’t right at all. I can correct that later,  rather as I will correct the Christ Child’s halo – and indeed, put in St Joseph’s halo, which I decided not to attempt to include in the first stitching, because the other two haloes presented such challenges!

You can see that I have loads of needles working with all the different colours of silk and several sections of gold. It’s always more difficult working from the far end of a colour section (relative to the direction of the spiral) and using more than one colour on the robes has helped me there, because I’ve usually managed to have at least one of the colours placed in such a way as to help by catching the gold thread in place. Otherwise, because it is so springy, it’s hard to keep the curve smooth, and in a couple of places the thread is longer than it should have been and creates a slight gap with the line before.

Don’t those rows and rows of gold create a gorgeous background, though!


  1. Interesting to see all those needles at work in unison! This will be glorious.

  2. Lady Fi says:

    The gold is glorious and the lines of the figures are so very graceful!

  3. coral-seas says:

    You are making good progress with this. I agree, the rows of gold make a glorious background, it is going to be sensational.

  4. Penny says:

    Working with all those threads must be a great challenge. Its a beautiful piece, I love watching it as it comes together. The curving lines are really marvelous.

  5. It is coming together beautifully

  6. karen says:

    so many needles, so much creativity. Or Nue is incredibly beautiful and I award you the ”patience of a saint” halo.

  7. Janice says:

    They do create a gorgeous background. I’m so looking forward to seeing the final version of this! (I’m thinking possibly you are, too… 🙂 )