Friday, July 10, 2015

Stripes and boot tops

The canvas area is getting wider as I make my way down to the toe of the stocking!

The stripes have been outlined in a slanted Gobelin stitch with Wildflowers Golden Grains and stem stitches with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002.

The top stripe was stitched in basketweave with off-white Impressions and some vintage red DMC Medici wool.  The second stripe was also stitched in basketweave with the same dark green Impressions used behind the nutcracker and medium blue/green Burmilana for the holly.  More red Medici wool in Smyrna crosses formed the berries.

The boot tops were worked in basketweave with Vineyard Silk Classic and accented with Kreinik braid.  A single Scotch stitch of Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #003HL formed the top of the tassels and two shades of Vineyard Silk Classic in an interlocking/encroaching Gobelin stitch created the tassels themselves.

1 comment:

Needle Nicely said...

Just noticed the stitch on his trousers--it really looks like fabric. Great job!