Saturday, February 6, 2010
Topped. grounded and surrounded!
The lantern room of the Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse is now complete, with the roof worked in DMC floss #310 in a satin stitch. The base of the lantern room was worked in a Scotch stitch variation with white DMC floss. Two Kreinik #12 tapestry braids were also used: #002 for the beacon and #025 for the railing.
I then moved to the tower foundation, using DMC #5 perle cotton #644. The cap was worked in a slanted gobelin stitch over two threads, with the rest of the foundation in a Nobuko stitch.
I'm planning on using floss for the red of the lighthouse and wanted the fence which surrounds it more substantial to give the illusion of depth. So I worked this area with black DMC #5 perle cotton in tent stitch for the narrower slats and a vertical gobelin stitch over two threads for the wider slats.
Next up: a lot of red thread!