Tuesday, January 19, 2016
A buddy for Seamus
Still biding my time between major projects. I pulled out a canvas of Patrick the Penguin to work on. This cheerful little fellow will keep Seamus the Sheep company.
The sky and rainbow were worked in DMC floss in basketweave and tent stitches. Petite Very Velvet formed his hat and body, while vintage DMC Medici was used in basketweave and encroaching Gobelin stitches for his face, tummy, beak and feet.
His Aran sweater was worked in Trio Natural in a combination of slanted Gobelin, encroaching oblong cross, Kalem and tent stitches. Kreinik #12 tapestry braid 002V provided the buckle on his hat and his pot of gold, a combination of horizontal encroaching oblong cross and woven stitches. The shamrocks were formed with mosaic and tent stitches with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid 008HL.
For the grass, I tried a technique that Sue Dulle calls "puddling." Using an overdyed thread--in this case Watercolours Jade--you skip around from one area to another to avoid streaking when stitching basketweave.