Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Filling in some blanks

Picking up the Toyland Rocking Horse canvas again, I did some work on the packages to the right of the Jack-in-the-Box.  One received a pink Petite Very Velvet bow, while the background for the other was worked in Vineyard Silk Classic "Deep Wisteria" in basketweave.  The purple box will get its bow later, and I'm still trying to decide what stitch to use for the silver box.

The toy soldier now has a white Petite Very Velvet sash.  His pants were worked in an encroaching gobelin stitch with Impressions, with a stripe of Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002.  His shoes were stitched in basketweave with black Petite Very Velvet and DMC floss #3799 shading.

To keep the holly behind the toys in the background, as well as to introduce an overdyed thread that would contrast with all the solid colors used so far, I chose Wildflowers "Evergreen" in basketweave.  I'll finish the holly on the left after the doll is stitched.  Now that I have the threads in hand, it's time to get cracking on the horse again!

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