Sunday, January 25, 2009

Not just a pretty face

Whenever I work on a canvas portraying a person, I like to stitch the face first so I have something smiling back at me as I tackle the rest of the stitching. This little angel's face was worked with floss and her hair styled with Felicity's Garden "Fawn" in a gobelin stitch. Her halo was stitched in basketweave in Kreinik #12 tapestry braid.

Complicating the stitching of her underskirt are the flowers she holds in her hands. To avoid a lot of fussy compensation, I worked this area with floss in basketweave. There will be plenty of time later for more interesting decorative stitches!

I was happily stitching away on the little angel yesterday when I received a discouraging phone call from another friend who also lives a great distance away. The bottom line: I need to stitch not one, but two guardian angels.

1 comment:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

These are lucky people who have you making them guardian angels, Anne. I will keep your friends in my prayers.

Jane, waving from CH where my guardian angels are dogs