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!


Cool City Stitcher said...

You've made a lot of progress - nicely done!

Needle Nicely said...

The stitches you have selected give such a realistic texture to the design. Great work!

threadmedley said...

This looks great and it's moving along so quickly! Love the details you give on why you select the colors and stitches. We're always learning something from you!