Friday, September 11, 2015
Seeing the light
A couple of glorious, sunny mornings made it possible to work some more on the background of the Nutcracker/Packages stocking. The foliage now reaches a little above the brim of the middle nutcracker's helmet on both sides of the stocking.
The trim on the front of the middle nutcracker's tunic was added in tent and Smyrna crosses with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid 102. His belt was started with Sheep's Silk Old Gold in satin stitches, with more Kreinik metallic added in the buckle.
Sheep's Silk Old Gold was also used for the top of hit boots in a Double stitch, and for the epaulets of the smallest nutcracker in satin stitches. The little nutcracker has a helmet and belt now, stitched in basketweave with black Petite Very Velvet.