Thursday, February 3, 2011
Not a leg to stand on
There's a lot of background behind these little twin Snowflakes, and I wanted to get as much as I could behind me before tackling the dancers themselves.
But first I needed to decide on a flesh tone. I'd normally use DMC floss #948 for faces and limbs of female figures, but was afraid that shade might disappear against the white of the tutu. So I chose DMC floss #950 and so far have stitched the faces and arms in basketweave with four plies of floss.
The background is being worked in basketweave with DMC floss #825, which should work well to show off the snowflakes when I get around to pulling some metallic thread. I'll get as much of the background done as I can before starting in on the white costumes. Basketweave really isn't tedious--just time-consuming!