Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A leg on

The good news is, I finally finished painting an order--now I can concentrate on the poor little Leprechaun, whose pants are only half-done!

The thread I chose for his knee britches is Rainbow Tweed, a four-ply strandable wool. It's the successor to Rainbow Gallery's Tweedie 18, a thread I absolutely loved for special effects which came in an assortment of beautiful colors. I'm using two plies of the Rainbow Tweed here in a vertical gobelin stitch over two canvas threads. It makes for a nice contrast in texture against the Trio silk/wool blend of his coat.

Time to get out the turbo needles, so I can wrap up this canvas and show this little guy in full sartorial splendor!


Cool City Stitcher said...

He's coming right along. The wink is a nice touch - shows his personality!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

He's pretty cute. I still like his stockings best! Great texture you have in his clothes - it all works together without being too much.