Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The bling factor

I've finished the background for Tea, the Chinese dancer, and sincerely doubt this ornament will get lost on a tree!

When I had stitched the grid of cashmere stitches, I filled in the tent stitches with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #203--a color the Kreinik folks call "Flame." It's a combination of gold and red, which tones down the DMC floss #873 used for the cashmere stitches as well as highlighting the red of the dancer's costume.

Now to work on the costume itself and give the poor little guy some hair!


Cool City Stitcher said...

Bling is good, especially on the tree! As always, great colors and stitches!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I like the background - very tea colored. He will certainly show up nicely on the tree!

Anonymous said...

Yes - Darjeeling, I think, in spite of the coolie hat. He looks such fun!