Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Starting The Doctor

Weeping Angel

I finally finished the first of my Dr. Who canvases and started the second while I was on a trip to visit my family.  I thought you'd like to see how the Weeping Angel statute turned out.  I particularly like how the strong background makes the angel in the center of the design stand out.

The Eleventh Doctor Underway

The next in this series I will stitch is the Eleventh Doctor.  The Doctor is the main character in this long-running series.  When one actor leaves and a new actor is chosen, The Doctor character reincarnates.  It's a nice way to seque into a new person taking on the role.  I am not sure you can see the blue lines in the photo but I will use the same arched background area for all the pieces.  I traced it out in blue which didn't scan well.  In the photo above the black jeans, belt and the hair are done.  The face and hands and white shirt are partly finished.  I will work on this a bit off and on, probably using mostly basketweave although the hair is done in one of Gloriana's pretty silk overdyed flosses in split stitches overlaid with long slanted stitches here and there to add depth and dimension.

I haven't decided whether to use the same background stitch for all the set yet.  I might use the same threads but a variation on the stitch used for the Weeping Angel.  I am not sure yet.  I'll have to think about this while I work on stitch guides.  Stay tuned!

These are from Rogue Needlepoint, by the way.  If you don't have a local shop to order for you, Amy's Golden Strand can help you out.


Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
@ Copyright 2013 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.


palma said...

I love the angel, wow. I love the show too, what a great idea to have the characters on canvas
By the way, is that adorable cat on the left your next project? Bastet's boyfriend?

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Morning, Palma. I was just thinking about you! I'm reading Sheena's posting about her trip which includes some wonderful photos of your Alice canvas. Yes, the cat on the left is my next project (once I finish some things that are hanging). It's Cleo's Cat from Tapestry Fair. I have no idea whether it is male or female. I just call it Catra. I expect to have great fun. with all the jewelry but for now I'm stitching hieroglyphics, despite my pledge to finish some unfinished things first. You know the siren song of that new canvas all too well I expect!