Thursday, October 8, 2015
A completed background!
This past week, the weather here has been pretty dismal, making it difficult to distinguish the colors of the foliage in the background of the Nutcracker/Packages stocking. But hooray!--the background is finally done, and the rest of the stitching should be fairly easy.
Ornament hooks were added in tent stitches with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #001. The largest nutcracker's crown was worked in diagonal oblong cross stitches with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002.
There's a three-inch cuff that needs to be stitched, so I'll work on that next in between wrapping up another column for Needlepoint Now.