Sunday, November 29, 2015
Filling in some blanks
The largest nutcracker now has a full beard as well, worked in French knots with white Trio. And the third ornament is finished, using Silk Lame Braid in an interlocking/encroaching Gobelin stitch just like the other ornaments.
The largest nutcracker's boots were stitched in basketweave with DMC #5 perle cotton 310 and trimmed with Kreinik #8 fine braid 5760 in tent stitches and Smyrna crosses.
The smallest nutcracker's helmet was decorated in tent stitches and Smyrna crosses with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid 002V.
I'm making a list of the threads I need to purchase from my LNS--for the hair and beard of the second nutcracker, among others--but I still have threads from my stash I can use once I take the canvas off scroll bars and mount it on stretcher bars for the final push.