Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Boots on the move
How I love Petite Very Velvet, especially in black!
The boots were worked in basketweave, stitching over the painted laces. Red and gray Petite Very Velvet were added for the toes.
The hooks and laces were stitched with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002 in one ridiculously long strand for each boot. Beginning at the top right with a Smyrna cross, I came up at the bottom left of the cross to the front of the canvas and carried the thread across to the second hook down on the right. Zigzagging along in this fashion, I crossed over to the other side at the bottom hooks and made my way back up to the top.
I've started work on the last stripe across the canvas and can almost see the bottom of the design area!