Monday, November 8, 2010

All but the shawl

I worked on a few remaining details on Judy Harper's Maureen canvas in preparation for attacking the shawl.

I needed to choose a green for the trim on her apron which would coordinate with the thread I'll be using on the shawl. DMC floss #320 blended best, so I worked the top of the apron in a slanted gobelin stitch over two threads and the edges in a stem stitch.

I wanted the shamrocks at the hem of the dress to look embroidered, so I again used the DMC floss #320 in tent stitch to outline them and then filled them in with a satin stitch using DMC floss #319.

Last, but not least, the Celtic cross that Maureen is holding! First I outlined the circle with a stem stitch, then added the spokes of the cross in cashmere stitches, all using Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002V. The "emerald" at the center of the cross was added with a cross stitch using Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #009.

Only the shawl remains, which I'll hopefully be able to finish by mid-week!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

You have done a fabulous job on this - many thanks!!

Cool City Stitcher said...

It truly is fabulous.. beautifully stitched!

Rachel said...

You've done just enough with the shamrocks to make them distinctive without actually drawing attention to themselves - well done!