Tuesday, November 12, 2013
One plump penguin
Mr. Penguin is finished! While the beak was worked in a few tent and slanted Gobelin stitches, the rest of his body was formed with encroaching Gobelin stitches--a lot of them. Three shades of Felicity's Garden, a 50/50 silk/wool blend, were used--Cast-Iron Black, Baby Squirrel and Snow.
His eye was formed with tent stitches using Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #005 and #032.
Two strands of white Burmilana created the stripes on his scarf. I used two strands of Impressions #7030 to fill in between the stripes in a satin stitch to provide a higher profile against the red Petite Very Velvet background. One strand of Impressions stitched on top of the background supplied the fringe.