Saturday, July 2, 2011
Flamingos everywhere II
I liked the Byzantine Scotch stitch so much as the background of the 5 ladies that I wanted to see if it could be part of a design or relegated to backgrounds only. I like the way it shows up on Miss Pinky's wing so I think it passes the versatility test. For the body I selected the Milanese stitch.
The sand has a nice texture worked in the T-stitch (or woven stitch).
It wasn't as difficult as I expected to fit the background around the legs. I was afraid I'd have to resort to the basketweave, but I think my counting was accurate.
I'm busy flipping through various stitch books to find an assortment of "small" stitches for the smaller areas of the flamingos yet to stitch. See you next week with more progress.