Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Making good progress

All the ovals on this little red and gold ornament are now completed. They were stitched in basketweave with four plies of DMC floss #321.

I then went back and filled in the Smyrna crosses inside the ovals with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002.

To set apart the center band from the rest of the ornament, I added a row of braided knitting at the top and bottom of the Petite Very Velvet using the same Kreinik braid.

Only the small intersecting diamonds remain to be stitched, and I'm trying to decide between two different Kreinik braids to fill them. As I've stitched this piece, I've noticed that all the red used so far seems to sap some of the bling one would normally get from using a metallic thread. So I'll just add more bling!--but which one?


Cool City Stitcher said...

This is very festive and cheerful. I too think more bling will be good. 'Love the design!

Needle Nicely said...

Perhaps use the red Balger holographic metallic to emphasize the red and the metallic?