Friday, November 4, 2011
coral class II beginning
First I started the border stitch, the Van Dyke. I'm stitching this canvas in Splendor. The background (and border) are done in 2 plies of a pale aqua and 2 plies of an off-white. I like doing all of the border before I start the background stitch, only because the background then fits smoothly and lays over the border stitch.
I hate having to take extra time to be sure I'm not piercing previous stitches to add the border later.
The background stitch I selected for this canvas is the Old Florentine. It provides a nice texture. Now, I just need to get some free time to stitch on this canvas.