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!

2 comments:

sudukc said...

You are a master of this technique! And didn't you tell me you do not lay these threads...I am impressed. Luck guild to have you visit.

Anne Stradal said...

You remember correctly, Sue--I don't use a laying tool. Just my fingernail, if necessary. The owner of my LNS does it the same way, and he stitches like an angel!