Japanese Wolf Mask Wallet

I also used subtly variegated threads for the red, orange, and yellow decorations.  It isn’t real obvious, but just adds a little visual texture to the piece.

Wolf Mask Wallet by Carmen CS
Wolf Mask Wallet, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Finally, I install the piece in its wallet blank.  These blanks make finishing needlepoint accessories very easy, with professional results within the reach of the individual craftsperson.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for your love and care of us and our marriage.

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Japanese Wolf Mask – Stitched!

Here is the stitched wolf mask.  I used a fancy diagonal stitch with variegated thread on the background.  I hope it looks like sunbeams through leaves.  I used the same thread for the eyes.

Stitched Wolf Mask by Carmen CS
Stitched Wolf Mask, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

In addition to the mask, I added the Japanese kanji character for wolf at the lower right.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for our love and our partnership.  Help me to be a good wife.

Japanese Wolf Mask design and canvas

Wolf Mask Design

My beloved husband asked me to make this Japanese wolf mask to decorate his new wallet. While the image is secular, that doesn’t mean the making of it must be! I am using this as a prayer piece as well as a gift for him. So other mundane undertakings can be uplifted by prayer. Packing a box lunch can provide an opportunity for spiritual care as well as physical nourishment!

Wolf Mask Painted Canvas

This is the painted canvas…