Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Tassels and trimmings
A lot of little details needed to be attended to before I can start work on the nutcracker's red coat.
His epaulets were worked in a satin stitch with Vineyard Silk Classic Natural and Tea. They were trimmed with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002 in a stem stitch and oblong cross stitches for the tassel hangers.
The trim on his sleeves was stitched in basketweave with more VSC Natural and Tea and Kreinik braid. The tassels were worked in an interlocking/encroaching Gobelin stitch with VSC Natural and Edwardian Gold.
Just for fun, I added his belt using black Petite Very Velvet in a slanted Gobelin stitch. Now I'm ready to stitch the coat!