Monday, July 15, 2013
The sky at Nobska Point
I've begun stitching the updated Nobska lighthouse model a little differently than usual, starting first with the needle-blended sky. After all, needle-blending is what I'll be teaching in September! The blue floss is light in color, and I was careful to begin and end my threads far away from the white tower, so I don't anticipate any problems stitching the lighthouse itself.
I began at the top of the canvas with four plies of DMC floss #3755, stitching in basketweave 12 canvas threads deep and staggering the bottom row every other stitch to avoid creating a line. The rest of the sky was worked in segments eight canvas threads deep, using DMC floss #3755, 3325, 3841 and 775. By the time I reached the horizon, I was using two plies of DMC floss #3841 and two plies of DMC floss #775.
So far, so good! Conveniently, this combination of blue values will also work for Cape Cod (Highland) lighthouse, another design offered for the class that needs updating, too. On to the lighthouse!