Sunday, February 9, 2014
Adding some color
Jane Seymour now has sleeves and an underdress.
These areas were worked in a framed mosaic stitch with three plies of DMC cotton floss #920, a pretty close match to the color in the Hans Holbein portrait.
Besides its diminutive size, the framed mosaic stitch offers additional flexibility when working with even- and odd-count thread areas. The sleeves, for instance, are eight canvas threads deep, while the underdress is an odd number in width.
I added some "gems" to Jane's necklace and waist medallion in cross stitches using Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #3503.