The flooring of the stocking was painted in varying widths of board, some as wide as 6 stitches. I felt that would put too many long stitches at the bottom of the stocking where they would be vulnerable to snagging. So in an executive decision, I decided to do slanted gobelin over 3 threads using impressions. Now the boards look a tad skinny, but I feel they are safer for the life of the stocking. This photograph shows the original painting.