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!