As this image of the actor Johnny Depp in one of the Pirates of the Carribbean movies shows, every pirate needs a fancy hat. (If you haven't seen the first movie, rent it. Depp's acting is even more amazing than his hat.)
Remember how my first step in stitching this canvas, even before I put it on stretcher bars, was to make copies of it in black and white and also in color? I pulled out one of the black and white copies and carefully cut out the shape of the hat without the lines of brim trim. (I used my paper cutting scissors for this, not my good embroidery scissors.) I then laid the paper pattern on top of the painted canvas hat area and made sure it was correct. Then I used the paper pattern to cut out a piece of navy blue Ultrasuede.
|White Trim and Navy Ultrasuede|
Then I pulled out the colored copy of my canvas and looked at the skull. Because Patt and Lee canvases are as close to stitch painted as a printed design can be, it was easy for me to count the four stitches at the top of the skull. Four stitches equals a row of four beads. I strung them on my navy cotton floss and attached the row in approximately the correct place on the Ultrasuede. Back at the copy of the canvas, I counted a row of six stitches under the top row of the skull area. So I added six beads below the first row. Etcetera!
|Beaded Skull and Red Trim|
I'll work on the cat face next. I want it in place before I stitch the blue bandanas.
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