Sunday, January 30, 2011
A sweet treat
The Chocolate canvas is--finally!--finished, and my virtual journey to the Land of Sweets is over.
The "comb" in the ballerina's hair was stitched with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #005. Her hair was worked with two strands of Burmilana in a satin stitch, with a single tent stitch providing her "curl." Her eyes and mouth used two plies of DMC floss in a single cross stitch.
The tutu, frankly, gave me fits! I fell in love with a caramel-colored Flair at my LNS, and used up almost half a card auditioning stitches. I ultimately chose a horizontal diagonal cashmere stitch, which gave me the "layered" look I was aiming for.
The brim on her partner's hat was stitched in black Petite Very Velvet with braided knitting for a little additional texture and profile. His "ruffled" sleeves were created with DMC floss #898 in a diagonal mosaic stitch, and his tights were stitched in basketweave with milk chocolate brown Petite Very Velvet. The result: a yummy stitched confection with a Spanish flair!