Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Building the lighthouse
The Nobska lighthouse is stitched now , using DMC #5 perle cotton Blanc for the tower and #310 for the lantern room and gallery below. The perle cotton gives the structure a slightly higher profile when set against the sky stitched in basketweave with floss.
The tower is clad in cast iron, so I stitched it in basketweave, too, for a smooth look. The shadow below the rings connecting the cast iron plates was defined by a single row of tent stitches in DMC #5 perle cotton #415. The base of the lighthouse was worked in slanted gobelin stitches with DMC #5 perle cotton #644.
To further distinguish the railings of the gallery from the base of the lantern room, I added individual tent stitches with DMC floss #3799.
Mary Agnes (www.needlenicely,blogspot.com) had asked if the needle-blending class I'm teaching in September would be open to non-members of the Cape Cod chapter of ANG. I checked with the program chair, and the class is for members only.