Sunday, May 30, 2010

A softer side of silver

For my next set of ribbons--the horizontal ones with multi-colored squares--I decided to use a silver with a softer look than the Kreinik holographic silver thread I'd previously used.

Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #101, which the company calls "Platinum," was used for the ribbon edges in a slanted gobelin stitch over two threads. I then filled in the squares with Scotch stitches, using the platinum thread, DMC white floss and repeating the lightest shade of blue with DMC floss #800.

For the portion of this ribbon where the date appears, I tent-stitched behind the numbers so they would show up better. The verdict is still out on which silver metallic I'll use here, but it will be the same as what I decide to use for the name on the cuff.

Only one more ribbon to go!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

Now that you have the platinum on it, I rather like the effect of the Holographic silver. I like 001 silver, but use the 1/16" ribbon rather than the braid, as it has a nice sheen - and also works fine for tent stitches. This is such a pretty little stocking!!

LIZ said...

Very pretty! You can definitely see the difference between the regular silver & the holographic. Interesting thread isn't it!

Cool City Stitcher said...

Lookin' good! I like this one very much, especially the sparkling effects. Very nice colors and stitches.

Kareen said...

It's looking gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished product.