Sunday, August 4, 2013
Now, where was I?
It's been a while since the Toyland Rocking Horse canvas has appeared here--it's been waiting on the back burner for other more immediate projects to be finished. This is what it looked like when I resumed stitching.
As you can see, I've made an effort to catch up with the background after the Vineyard Silk Classic "Tea" arrived to work it in the Nobuko stitch. And there's quite a bit of background, indeed!--the design area is 17 inches high and 19 inches wide.
The rocker also takes up a fair amount of space, so I've been alternating my stitching between the background and outlining the bottom of the rocker with Burmilana #3506 in basketweave. I had to pick up some Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002 for the gold highlights on the rocker. Some of the gold line along the bottom just isn't visible anymore--it's possible that it's worn off, since this canvas is 20 years old. I want to stitch the gold line and the areas outside it, so filling in the encroaching gobelin stitch inside the gold lines is easier to do.