Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Ten years after stitching a model for Holiday Home from the Doorways to the Past series, I've finished a new version to be taught to the Cape Cod Chapter of ANG in September. So what have I changed here from the original?
The glow from the lantern and door side lights was originally provided by a pale yellow DMC cotton floss. The new version was worked with Water 'N Ice WT-1 Transparent Ice, which gives a glassy appearance to the areas of the canvas painted yellow.
The stone porch, originally worked in a slanted Gobelin stitch with Needle Necessities overdyed floss, was replaced by Wildflowers Granite in an encroaching Gobelin stitch.
The door itself probably sports the biggest change. At the request of ANG chapter members, I didn't paint the door its original black. I decided to make this version with a stained and varnished look, achieved by needle-blending two golden brown shades of DMC floss.
Now I need to catch up on some painting!