Saturday, March 29, 2014
One step forward, two steps backward
It wasn't bad enough that I've only been able to stitch at night, due to painting commitments. And working under less-than-stellar lighting conditions probably wasn't such a good idea. Fact of the matter is, Anne of Cleves has suffered a wardrobe malfunction.
I was happily basketweaving away when I noticed a strange diagonal streak on the canvas. I stopped work, thinking to check again in morning light to see if the streak were still there. Yup, it was--obviously an irregularity in the way the thread had taken the dye. So I started frogging, determined to find the spot where the streak began.
To lessen my frustration, I decided to finish the trim on her gown. The bands over three threads were filled in with tent stitches using three strands of DMC floss #729. For the bands over four threads, I alternated tent stitches in floss with Smyrna crosses of Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #127. I'll fill in the trim at the bottom when I've finished with the red velvet.