Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Heading to the hills

Still working from my stash, I began filling in the areas behind the angel to create a scene in the background.  The most distant hill was stitched with one strand of The Thread Gatherer's Sheep's Silk "Dark Moss," a 50/50 silk/wool blend.  The stitch here is an oblong cross, worked horizontally so the variegated thread would produce some peaks in the area.

The closer hill used Weeks Dye Works #5 perle cotton "Hunter" in a diagonal cashmere stitch, which gives the illusion of movement for "rolling" hills.

I'm still testing threads and stitches for the closest hill, just above the expanse of brown "ground" at the bottom of the canvas.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

A landscape? How clever! (and very serene)

Needle Nicely said...

Your fiber and stitch selections really convey the feeling of rolling hills. Wonderful!

Susan in Seattle said...

I am struggling with how the oblong cross stitched horizontally gave you those wonderful dark "hill-points" that seem made of consecutive stitches, more as though you were stitching a stepped stitch, such as bargello. Is it possible to explain in words?