Monday, December 5, 2016
Work on this little postcard began with the sky, which has been needle-blended using three values of DMC cotton floss.
With the canvas turned upside down, I began at the horizon , basketweaving four canvas threads high with four strands of DMC floss 3325 and staggering the bottom stitches so as not to create a line. Subsequent rows of six canvas threads high were worked in the following recipe:
Row 2: DMC floss 3325 - 3 strands, DMC floss 3841 - 1 strand
Row 3: DMC floss 3325 - 2 strands, DMC floss 3841 - 2 strands
Row 4: DMC floss 3325 - 1 strand, DMC floss 3841 - 3 strands
Row 5: DMC floss 3841 - 4 strands
Row 6: DMC floss 3841 - 3 strands, DMC floss 775 - 1 strand
The background behind "Massachusetts" was stitched in basketweave with Vineyard Silk Classic Shell.