Friday, November 4, 2016

One down, one to go

The little boy bunny is now fully clothed with a basket of Easter eggs to be delivered!

His bow tie was created with satin and tent stitches using two shades of DMC cotton floss.  More Kreinik #12 tapestry braid 005 was used in a Leviathan stitch variation for his buttons.

The basket was worked in a woven stitch with Silken Straw Whiskey.  Pink and blue DMC floss in a satin stitch created the Easter eggs.

I rarely throw away a thread package. and it's a very good thing!  I remembered a thread given to me by the owner of my LNS back in Connecticut (pre-1998), which had just come out and was supposed to be great for creating Christmas trees.  I frankly wasn't impressed with the tree application, and tucked the card away for a rainy day.  It moved to Texas and finally Massachusetts, where some 18+ years later the card of Arctic Rays made some lovely Easter grass for my little boy bunny!


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Arctic Rays is really specialty stuff. When it works, it'll knock your socks off (like the rim of the Cosmo glass Pat Miller just stitched for Leigh Designs). But when it doesn't, it is just a mess.

Needle Nicely said...

He looks darling and elegant at the same time. Good job!