Saturday, January 30, 2010

All but the center!

The lattice border is finished and the brown bands are done, too--I'm on the home stretch for the Ojo de Dios canvas!

The diamond banding of the lattice border was worked in satin stitches with DMC #5 perle cotton #310, just like the banding of the inner square. The weight of the perle cotton gives some depth to the basketweave for the off-white and brown bands.

I then completed the black zig-zag lines around those bands with black DMC cotton floss.

Next up will be the circles, the background for the center square and the Ojo or "Eye" itself--and I'm done!

1 comment:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This piece really has character now that the stitching has progressed - it's wonderful! Dramatic!