Monday, May 9, 2016

Ivory Angel - A full set of wings

After moving up the canvas on stretcher bars, I started filling in the little bit of white remaining when I ran out of thread as well as all the gray shaded areas.  The wings are all worked in Silk Lame Braid for 18 ct. in an encroaching Gobelin stitch.

I'm really happy with the way the wings turned out.  There's plenty of contrast between the color of the background and the white of the wings, and the encroaching Gobelin stitch gives the wings a higher profile.

Time to move up to the arched area over the angel's head!

1 comment:

Needle Nicely said...

This is an excellent example of how by using different fibers and stitches, you can differentiate between whites.