Monday, March 3, 2014
Katherine Parr--Part Two
The bodice of Katherine Parr's dress features a white insert, first outlined with a single row of white Petite Very Velvet to give it a raised look, then filled in with alternating rows of stem and slanted Gobelin stitches over two threads using white DMC floss.
The border around the insert was worked in Wildflowers "Cinnabar" with a combination of tent and Scotch stitch variations. The skipped canvas threads were filled in with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #005HL.
The overdress in Katherine's portrait is a tone-on-tone gold fabric. The area to be stitched here is much too small to replicate the pattern, but it is possible to achieve an overall tone-on-tone effect. I've begun work on the first part of a double stitch--essentially oblong cross stitches over two threads-- using three strands of DMC floss #677..