Monday, January 27, 2014
Anne Boleyn--Part Two
Work on Anne Boleyn's dress began at the neckline, outlined in stem stitch with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002 and filled in with black Petite Very Velvet every other stitch. The same threads and stitches were repeated for the cording at her waist.
Her arms were worked in consecutive slanted Gobelin stitches over two threads with Vineyard Silk Classic "Lipstick" with more stem stitch banding at her wrists.
The bodice and train were stitched with more VSC Lipstick and Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #005, with tent stitches outside the ovals and satin stitch inside. I then outlined the train in gold Kreinik metallic with slanted Gobelin stittches over two threads. When designing cylindrical ornaments, I like to add a visual element to the back of the design since I've never met one that hung perfectly plumb on a Christmas tree, regardless of the skill of the finisher!