Saturday, May 30, 2015
A sea of green
The solid dark green background behind the nutcracker is now finished on both sides, and the white scroll on the right is completed. Reward time!
Black Petite Very Velvet was used on his helmet, accented with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002 and #003HL in tent stitches and a Leviathan variation stitch in the center. Two Leviathan stitches form the buttons on either side of the brim.
The band across the helmet was outlined in a slanted Gobelin stitch with Vineyard Silk Classic Tea and filled in with VSC Natural in basketweave. The zigzags were added with more Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #003 HL in tent stitches.
The nutcracker's face and "chops" are finished--I'll save the hair and eyebrows for my next reward. The plume on the helmet and his mustache and beard will have to wait for later so the stitches don't get "smooshed" as I scroll back and forth.