Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Working on the canopy

With the off-white scroll completed on both sides of the canopy over the nutcracker's head, I started on the stripes using Vineyard Silk Classic Tea in a slanted Gobelin stitch.

The nutcracker now has hair and eyebrows, done in an interlocking/encroaching Gobelin stitch using two strands of brown Burmilana.

And because the threads were still laying on my work table, I stitched the lapel of his jacket using VSC Natural and Tea and accented with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002.

1 comment:

Needle Nicely said...

That slanted gobelin looks wonderfully smooth. Great effect.