Sunday, January 30, 2011

Border with pomegranates, white flowers, and buds

The top border on my Oaxaca needlepoint has white flowers with shisha mirror centers surrounded by French Knots, orange flower buds, and pomegranates stitched over red felt padding. Each element is connected with Outline Stitches for the leaves and stems. The background stitch is called Railway Ladder and it's done with two plies of floss overdye. I love this stitch when I want the color of the painted canvas to show and by using overdyed threads, a gradual shading is produced.

Top Border on Oaxaca

Threads used are red Splendor Silk, Threadworx floss overdye, white Frosty Rays, orange Sparkle Rays, green Impressions

1 comment:

  1. This is lovely. I am enjoying watching this grow and can't wait to see the entire design once it is all stitched.

    This is so much like a sampler that it isn't something I would stitch myself, but that doesn't mean I am not loving every minute of *your* stitching!