Friday, July 17, 2015

A big fat stripe!

The next stripe is the largest, and took quite some time to stitch!

The light green section was worked in basketweave with Impressions and dotted with single cross stitches using the same dark green Impressions as that behind the nutcracker.  The looping arches were worked in interlocking/encroaching Gobelin stitches with two strands of vintage red DMC Medici wool.

The background behind the trees was stitched in basketweave with off-white Impressions.  The trees were worked in a diagonal oblong cross stitch with dark green Impressions and the trunks added in a satin stitch with the DMC Medici wool.  The decorative stitches used for the arches and trees gives these areas a higher profile against the basketweave background.

I've started stitching one boot, using black Petite Very Velvet in basketweave.  I'm stitching over the laces, but will add those back in later.

1 comment:

Needle Nicely said...

That stitch really does add dimension to the trees. Great idea!