Friday, May 28, 2010

Another ribbon, a different look

Working on the two vertical "diamond" ribbons, I finished the edges and stitched the background in basketweave with white DMC floss. On to the silver!

I chose Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #001L--the new holographic thread. The first thing I noticed in threading up the needle was that this was much coarser and thicker than any other #12 braid I've used--it almost felt like a #16 medium braid.

As I worked with this thread, I also noticed that the color was darker than the Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #001 I've used so often in the past--a cross between the #001 and #019, which Kreinik calls "Pewter." It's always difficult to photograph metallic thread, but I do think you'll see a bit of shine in the intersections of the diamonds, which I worked in a Leviathan stitch variation.

I'll be moving on to a different Kreinik braid for the next set of ribbons to compare and contrast the two threads.


Possibilities, Etc. said...

The little stocking is lovely! I can see the colored "lights" in the silver holographic thread when I enlarge the picture - interesting.

Cool City Stitcher said...

This is beautiful. I also enlarged the picture and I love the jewel-like colors of the new thread. I'm eager to try it on an ornament now. I like the bling!

Robin said...

Love this stocking: the threads, the stitches, everything. I am on my seat's edge waiting for more.

threadmedley said...

You're right. Each ribbon changes the look or personality of the stocking. Definitely Glitz! I love watching the ribbons come together.