Sunday, July 12, 2009
Ready for inspection
With the addition of bushes and trees, Horton Point lighthouse is now finished!
The bushes flanking the doorway were stitched in French knots using Sheep's Silk "Camouflage." The knots were done with a single wrap to keep the bushes at a lower profile.
The little fir tree on the right was worked in layered long stitches using Impressions "Emerald." There are some fairly bright green sections in this overdyed thread which I cut out, as I wanted to highlight the medium and dark blue-greens.
The trunk of the tree in the foreground was stitched with three strands of Burmilana, while the leaves were worked in French knots with two wraps using Sheep's Silk "Green Leaves" to give them more prominence.
The roof and gallery of the lantern room were stitched with DMC cotton floss, while the optic itself was worked with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #008HL.
Now to decide what my next project might be!