Monday, October 12, 2009
Looking both ways
The two versions of my "Victoria" mini-sock design are now equal in stitching progress. Each has edgings for all the ribbons and one horizontal ribbon is complete.
For the mini-sock on the left, I chose DMC #5 perle cotton #498 and a dark green Fleur de Paris fine mesh velour for the edgings, each worked in a gobelin stitch over two threads. The "jeweled" ribbon was stitched in basketweave with DMC cotton floss #304 for the background and Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #008 for the "emeralds."
The edges of the ribbons of the mini-sock on the right were worked in Fleur de Paris pink fine mesh velour and DMC floss #503, again in gobelin stitches over two threads. The rosebud ribbon was stitched in DMC floss #504 for the background, #501 for the leaves and #961 in satin stitch for the flower buds.
I'll finish these horizontal ribbons on both mini-socks, then it will be decision time for colors on the other ribbons. The trick will be to keep the left sock from being too dark and the one on the right just bright enough!