Sunday, January 23, 2011
I've started in on the background for the Chocolate canvas. For the look of white chocolate, I'm using DMC cotton floss Ecru in basketweave. The criss-crossing lines of sparkle which create the diamond pattern are provided by Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002.
You'll notice that when I stitch the gold lines running from top right to bottom left, my canvas is positioned upright. For the lines traveling from top left to bottom right, however, I turn the canvas 90 degrees, as I don't want the customary saw-tooth look of stitches in that direction detracting from my central characters.
I've got a lot of painting to do these days, so my stitching time is limited, but I'll continue to plug away at the background before starting in on the dancers themselves.