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!


Cool City Stitcher said...

Well done! Impossible to choose a favorite from this series, because I love all of them. Sweet memories, perfectly captured on canvas.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Like truffles in a box, they are yummy! I can see them dancing now. You have really added character and personality to these two with threads and stitching.

Edy said...


Rachel said...

Delightful. Will you show them to us as a set?

Anne Stradal said...

Two more to go, Rachel, and then I'd be happy to show all 12 as a set!