Saturday, August 16, 2014

Making angelic progress

This canvas is moving along nicely!  With the inside light aqua filled in with basketweave and the darker outside worked in encroaching Gobelin stitches, the wings are now completed.

The bodice of the angel's dress was worked in a woven stitch with Kreinik #12 Tapestry braid #001.  You'll have to take my word on this, since the camera picked up on the metallic thread going in two directions and produced a major twinkle!  The darker parts of the sleeves were formed with diagonal oblong crosses and the outside edge worked in basketweave with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002.

And the angel now has a face, too, stitched in basketweave with DMC floss and cross stitches for the eyes and mouth.  The hair was worked in long and satin stitches with two strands of Burmilana #3506, with a single strand of the same thread forming the eyebrows in a straight stitch.

I'll be back when I've made some headway on the angel's overskirt.

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