Friday, August 30, 2013
Decking the horse with holly
Where has August gone? There's been too much painting and not enough stitching this month for my taste, but I haven't given up on my Toyland Rocking Horse canvas!
I decided to concentrate on the garlands of holly decorating the horse and the bottom of the rocker. The holly combined two shades of green Burmilana: two strands of the darker green in tent stitch for the veins and two strands of the lighter shade in satin stitch for the leaves.
Before working the holly on the rocker, I needed to finish the two packages between the duck and the toy soldier. The silver package was worked in a diagonal mosaic stitch with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #001. The purple package received a gold bow in satin and tent stitches using Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002.
Next up: stitching the rest of the rocker itself between the gold decorative trim. Encroaching gobelin is a slow stitch, but I shall persevere!