Friday, November 9, 2012
Pete takes shape: stash-busting again!
I decided to switch threads, however, for the white sections. Sometime prior to 1998, when we moved to Texas, I bought half a hank of white Medici wool from my then-LNS The Village Stitchery in Wilton, Connecticut (which closed nine months after I moved, a coincidence not lost on DH). Since the original Medici hasn't been made in years and I couldn't use it for a model,. the thread has languished in my stash. But I always thought it to be the "whitest white" of threads, so decided to use it here.
Pete's eyes were worked in Smyrna crosses with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #005. Silk & Ivory "Pumpkin" was used in an upright gobelin stitch for the beak and a satin stitch for the flippers.
Only the red areas remain, which I hope to finish in the next day or two!