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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The Rabbit Geisha's Clothing
Last night I finished the lower skirt of Brenda Stofft's Rabbit Geisha using my Half Tony stitch (which is actually the bottom half of the Sally's Diamonds August 2009 Stitch of the Month from ANG's website). The brass colored lining inside the sleeves is done also, which means I've finished all the lining bits you see at the hems of the skirt, tunic and sleeve interiors. This means only the lighter blue sleeve trims, the pink and green ribbons, the tassels and a ton of gold outlining are left on the outfit the geisha wears. I think I need to do a lot more background before I start on the last items she wears or I will be doing boring background for the last week of the project!
If you look at the left side of the lower skirt, you'll see one section is the same dark brass color as the lining of the inside of the hems of the skirt and tunic. I simply switched to my Gloriana silk and stitched that section in the same stitch as the ecru section stitched in Mandarin floss. The darker color is simply shading on the rear part of the lower skirt.
Before I forget, the Chart of the Day today is actually called "Summer Morn" but I mistyped it as Summer MorE and decided, given the cool and wet fall weather we are having, that more summer was appropriate and left it.
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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