Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hitting the slopes
When I finished the white bricks in the middle of the tower, I started in on the snow-capped mountain ranges. This section should appear to be in the far distance, so I stitched it in basketweave with DMC floss white and #318.
I needed different stitches for the upper and lower tree lines, one with a slightly higher profile than the other to add to the illusion of depth. For the upper tree line, I worked diagonal vertical oblong cross stitches using Impressions "Moss." The lower tree line was worked in a Nobuko stitch with Sheep's Silk "Dark Moss."
The rocks at the base of the tree line were added in a satin stitch with DMC floss #646.
I'm on the home stretch now, and hope to show a finished Les Eclaireurs lighthouse over the weekend!