Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Jack-in-the-Box

Before tackling the Jack-in-the-Box section, I worked the sail of the boat in mosaic stitch with white DMC floss.  Then I started in on Jack's suit, using royal purple Petite Very Velvet in basketweave.  His face, hands, collar and cuffs also used DMC floss, with Leviathan stitches for his buttons.

I must be an incredible pack-rat--the DMC Medici wool I used for his hair was originally used to stitch the wig of the Rainbow Juggling Clown I designed in 1996.  Now that's some vintage thread!

The outside of Jack's box was worked in a slanted gobelin stitch with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002V and the inside in Scotch stitches with DMC floss #825.

The duck pull-toy used Vineyard Silk Classic "Citron" and "Dandelion" in basketweave, with a beak of DMC floss and a base of DMC #5 perle cotton.  I'm still debating how to finish the wheels, so will leave them for later.  The same goes for the pompom on Jack's hat, which I'll stitch after the background is finished in that area.

The candy cane box below the duck was worked in alternating vertical slanted gobelin stitches and tent stitches with white DMC #5 perle cotton and Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #003HL.

1 comment:

Needle Nicely said...

Love the stitches you've used! And had to laugh at your history of the white medici.