Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mein Herr

Stitching on my first model in The Nutcracker series is well underway, and Herr Drosselmeyer is temporarily, at least, suspended in mid-air!

I began as usual with his face and hands, using four plies of DMC cotton floss #948. His top hat, cape and shoes were stitched in basketweave with black Petite Very Velvet. For his coat and trousers, I used Trio "Caviar" in a framed mosaic stitch for the coat and slanted gobelin stitch over four canvas threads for the trousers.

I then went back to his face, adding hair in tent stitches and a beard in French knots with one strand of Felicity's Garden "Snow." His mouth was then worked with two plies of DMC floss #666 in a single horizontal stitch over the French knots. The eye patch was formed with a single mosaic stitch and the eye in a cross stitch with DMC floss #310. The frogs on his coat were stitched in braided knitting with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002.

I've now started on the background, working Scotch stitches with four plies of DMC floss #666 which will be framed in tent stitches later.


Possibilities, Etc. said...

Such wonderful detail in a tiny figure - he's great! Lots of personality, as always with your little figures.

Anonymous said...

He's looking good! And I agree he has a lot of little details that make this a fantastic intro to what I hope is a new series for you. Looking forward to the clock next.

Anonymous said...

He's very slightly scary, which is just right for the character - a great design!

Edy said...

Fantastic, as always!