Thursday, May 20, 2010
Construction progress-Part II
I haven't had much stitching time, catching up instead with my oldest son visiting from Texas, but the buildings of the Santa Clara mission are complete with only a few tiny details remaining.
The imposing columns on the front of the chapel were worked in a gobelin stitch over two threads with DMC floss #436. The same thread was used for the doors, in a combination of tent and mosaic for the doors on the left and right and a Scotch stitch variation for the center door. Shading around the architectural elements was stitched with DMC floss #739.
The window at the peak of the chapel roof is a cross stitch using two plies of DMC #535. The window underneath it, as well as the small window on the bell tower, were worked with the same thread in a spring stitch--a vertical oblong cross stitch secured with single horizontal stitches. The window on the attached building at the far left was worked with a satin stitch using four plies of DMC floss #535.
I'll finish the few details remaining and move on to landscaping, where I'll be able to add some texture with different threads in various shades of green and decorative stitches.