Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Surface embellishment

I finished stitching the outside of the "Nantucket" octagon with Petite Very Velvet, and I like the look! This shade of tan reminds me of sand, and sets off the center scene well.

I then worked stem stitches around the scene and the outside of the ornament with ecru DMC #5 perle cotton, which has a bit of a "ropey" look because of the inherent twist in the thread. With the same perle cotton, I stitched some stylized starfish on top of the previously-worked background.

Next up: finishing the surface embellishments before I start adding some shells!


Cool City Stitcher said...

Beautiful..I love the sand and starfish.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

The border is wonderful! The tan "sand" and rope "starfish" are just perfect. Hurry, hurry! I want to see how this one turns out.

Rachel said...

Delightful - the tan/sand colour makes a great frame for the picture.