Monday, January 17, 2011

A tutu to go


I finished stitching the background for the Sugar Plum Fairy using DMC floss #3689 and Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002V. I then added the ballerina's hair in satin stitch with Burmilana and her facial features with two plies of DMC floss in a single cross stitch.

On to her costume! I had visited my LNS to find just the right threads for this canvas, and fell in love with Vineyard Silk Classics "Provence"--the most beautiful shade of blue/lavender. The bodice of her costume was stitched in alternating vertical rows of tent stitch and slanted gobelin stitch.

I then outlined this area in tent stitch with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #2094HL--a variegated metallic thread that the Kreinik folks call "Heather." I need to add flowers to her hair, fill in the tutu, and give my little dancer some ballet slippers, so stay tuned!

4 comments:

Cool City Stitcher said...

She's lovely! Beautiful colors and design.. she has presence.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

A very pretty little SPF, she is! I'm anxious to see what clever thing you do with the trimming on her tutu and in her hair.

threadmedley said...

She's a dainty little thing. Love the background and can't wait to see her all stitched up. And flowers on the tutu! Wonderful.

Rachel said...

She's already looking very pretty!