Friday, November 15, 2013
Raising some eyebrows
The eyebrows were next, worked in long-short/split stitches with two strands of white "vintage" DMC Medici wool. Santa's hair was stitched the same way.
There are many different "whites" produced by thread manufacturers--some are creamy, some have a gray cast, and others are pretty bright. A white thread stitched by itself may appear bright, but take on a different look when combined with other colors--Felicity's Garden "Snow," for example, really isn't that white when used next to gray and black thread as it was for Mr. Penguin in my previous post. To distinguish the trim on Santa's hat from his hair, I changed both thread and stitch, using Vineyard Silk Classic "Bright White" in French knots.