Friday, May 18, 2012

Four corners

 This is an overall shot of all four corners completed.  After doing the stars, I then came back and did Mosaic stitches and slanted Gobelins usingmy 3 three strands of Anchor  876 instead of the called for 340.  Then the gold metallic is worked over half of each Mosaic on the corners.  Last, single back stitches are worked both horizonally and vertically.  Belos is a closeup of one corner.  Notice the light play in the above picture versus the close up.  See how some sections appear darker even though they are all the same color of thread.

4 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

This is a technique from a book called Color Me Gold (I think). It's written by a British group of embroiders who liked to cover the tops of various stitches in part with gold. It's very pretty, as you see. Can't find the book. It is out of print probably and I don't remember the name of the authors.

The light play is spectacular.

NCPat said...

Thanks for the info Jane! It is amazing the amount of play there is and love the gold thing!

Beth in IL said...

Wow! I love how this looks. The colors are spectacular

Goldylox99 said...

Gorgeous!