Saturday, December 4, 2010

The gang's all here!

Mother Ginger and her brood are ready for their performance!

After stitching the inside of Mother Ginger's hoop skirt in basketweave with DMC floss #414, I began dressing the children with red, blue and pink Petite Very Velvet. The little blue jackets were trimmed with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002.

For their hair, I used various shades of brown Burmilana. Normally I'd use two strands on 18-count canvas, but here I used three for some additional loft. All of the hair was worked in a satin stitch, with braided knitting used for the braids on the little girl in the foreground.

My next canvas will be another character from Act II, so stay tuned!


Cool City Stitcher said...

I love it! Mother Ginger and all the little folks on a canvas this size - great design, and I love all the details. Well done!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

The kids all have personality, don't they? I agree--this is very well done and charming to boot.

Merry Christmas!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

That is truly a lively bunch! Very nice - as always, it makes me smile.

Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me with the detail you create and stitch in these smaller canvases! Love Mother Ginger and all her (well-behaved) children.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how you'd do the inside of the hoop. This is great - makes just the right background for the kids!