Wednesday, November 5, 2014

An in-between project

Stuck between waiting for some embellishments to finish one canvas and the arrival of another canvas, I raided my stash to find something I could work on in the evenings.  This is Joan Thomasson's 1999 Christmas angel, which I've had tucked away for ages.  My fingers were so itchy the other night that I started working on her before even taking a photo!

I first worked her face in basketweave with DMC cotton floss, adding individual cross stitches for the eyes and mouth.  The hair was worked with two strands of DMC Medici wool in satin and long stitches.

Since I plan to stitch all the fur trim on her costume with French knots, I stitched a background behind her head and under the hem of her dress in basketweave with some blue floss to make the finisher's job easier at the end of the project.

The individual segments of her wing were first outlined with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #032 in tent stitch, then filled in with white DMC floss in an encroaching Gobelin stitch.  One wing done, one to go!

1 comment:

Needle Nicely said...

What will we do when the medici runs out? Great idea to outline with metallic instead of doing the entire wing in metallic. Nice look.