Saturday, March 19, 2011
Back to work!
I began my stitching of the "Think Spring!" canvas with the border--I'd like it to look like a frame for the center design area. So I chose DMC #5 perle cotton in white and #336 to give a higher profile when the center background is added later with cotton floss.
The border has been painted "to the stitch"--in this case, lots of little Scotch stitches which form a checkerboard design. All the white squares are done, and I've begun filling in with the dark blue.
The slanted gobelin stitch outer border was worked over four canvas threads, while the blue border is three threads high. I love the look of blue and white--so crisp and clean! I'll finish the frame, then move on to the center area.