Tuesday, 7 February 2012
In which I learn to do silk shading. Properly this time.
I'm starting with a line of split stitch, which you then embroider over to create a firm line. You work silk shading back to front - you start with the areas of the design that are at the back, and work to the front. So, I'm doing the fox's body before I do his head, and working on legs at the back before I work on legs at the fron. I'm using 2 strands of DMC cotton together, and taking the stich up through the previous row, almost like a sort of vertical split stich. Well, it makes sense to me.
And my stitches are so neat! I'm going to blow my own trumpet here - I thoink this is some of the neatest stitching I've ever done. Tootle toot!
Posted by Sister Twisty at 11:09