Friday, April 27, 2012

At long last--Crewel Friday

I'm feeling back on track, now. I finished all of the stems and I'm done with the brownish green used for the hills and main stem. I didn't much like the block shading on the main stem. Having done it now, I know how I'd improve in doing it again, but it won't be on my favorite's list. I think to be most effective it needs to be very, very regular and square and I'm not a regular and square kind of person.
It was a great relief to get back to chain stitch, outline stitch, feather stitch. I've accomplished a lot and feel like I'm skiing downhill now. The leaf on the lower left is about half way complete and then there's just the leaf on the lower right.

6 comments:

Karen Christensen said...

Oh this is looking wonderful!!

Kathy said...

You may not like the block shading, but it looks fantastic. It creates a nice textured stem that really stands out against the same colors used in the hills.

Jane said...

That looks rather amazing!

shirley said...

This is very impressive the stitching is amazing.

Miss Holly said...

Oh my gosh...what a beautiful job!!! It looks lovely..I have a crewel I am working on as well ...I think I better get it back out!!!! Can't wait to see the finished piece !!

underatopazsky said...

It's looking fantastic - I really like the stag and the shading of the hills he's standing on.