Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The Big Picture
Above is a photo of the wizard that I didn't crop to give you a sense of the empty space above his shoulder on the right I think I should fill with something. The top of the white area is about where the arched background shape will end. I'm considering a firebird or a stained glass window since each fits the design and I have examples that the designer Joan Thomasson has done to look at.
Margaret, you'll notice that earth no longer has the grid lines. After you noticed they looked a bit thick, I removed them. I'm looking for another black thread to use instead now.
This is a close up of the purple robe area. I'm doing layers of stitches here, starting with diagonal lines of the two shades of plum Impressions, followed by some silver metallic and now (at the top of the area) rows of doubled purple Accentuate. I plan at least one more layer, a lighter purple Accentuate that isn't doubled. In person it looks very nice but I doubt you can see the metallic shine that I can in person.
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