Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Haunted House - Week 4
More whittling away at details has been going on here! The second roof section is almost done and the foundation has all of the Watercolour rocks embedded in it.
The house now has a front door and porch worked in DMC #5 pearl cotton in slanted Gobelin stitches and all of the windows are done. From left to right: a ghost of Kreinik #8 fine braid 5760, cobwebs of Kreinik #12 tapestry braid 001 in tent stitches, and a smiling Jack 'O Lantern. All of the pumpkins feature Vineyard Silk Classic Simply Simmered and Pomegranate, stems of dark green Petite Very Velvet and eyes and mouths of Kreinik #12 tapestry braid 005HL.
Under the window with the pumpkin is what I call "The Thing in the Basement," two eyes of Smyrna crosses worked in blue Kreinik metallic braid. To the right of the basement window stands a broom, worked in both slanted and straight Gobelin stitches The cauldron has been stitched in Kreinik metallic and the logs under it begun, but the verdict is out on that section. I'll be rethinking the way I stitch that before adding the flames.