Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Evelyn's stocking part 4
The garland is stitched entirely in French knots using Tone on Tone Vineyard Silk in Landscape. The berries are also French knots using a red #16 Kreinik braid.
I was taught a long time ago that white-white stocking tops usually draw your eye first, a bad thing when the stocking should be the focus. I used Natural Silk & Ivory and the Nobuko stitch for the cuff. The name and the area around it are basketweave. Trying to carry a specialty stitch with its compensating stitches into small areas results in a mess, so the area around “Evelyn” is just plain basketweave.
Next week - stitches I used on this project.
Now on to the new project--I’m thinking Halloween.