Thursday, November 18, 2010

When the clock struck midnight....

....I finished the Herr Drosselmeyer canvas!

I first finished the background, working tent stitches to frame the Scotch stitches, using Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #003.

On to the inside of the clock case, where I used DMC floss #938 and white for the inside border and the dial. More DMC floss #938 in basketweave filled in the area behind the clock weights. I used two plies of DMC floss #310 in cross stitches for 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions and two upright stitches to strike midnight.

Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002 in half-mosaic stitches decorated the corners around the dial, with vertical long stitches forming the clock weights.

I'll move on to Act II of The Nutcracker on Saturday to begin my next canvas!


Edy said...

He is very handsome!

Cool City Stitcher said...

I like the designand details in this piece.. a lovely Christmas ornament.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

He is, indeed, handsome. I love this one, and look forward to more.

Anonymous said...

The clock weights work really well. You've created a vivid, characterful piece here!

Pierrette =^..^= said...

Hi Anne,

This is lovely.

I also love the diamond shape of the design instead of a regular square. It makes it more special.

Looks like a winner to me (big grin) and looking forward to see the others in the series.

Pierrette =^..^=