Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Egyptian Cat Has Jewelry

Tapestry Fair's Egyptian Cat Unstitched

At long last I have finished stitching the jewelry on the Egyptian Cat!  Sorry to have taken so long but summers are very busy in Chilly Hollow.  We have outside chores, house guests, and much more that takes me away from stitching during the summer time.  But at least I've finished the cat's jewelry.  You can see the canvas above without any jewelry.


Catra All Bling'd Out


And here is Catra with her jewelry finished. Oddly, it was the teal green and gold rows on the collar that gave me fits.  I just couldn't get that right.


Testing Palestrina Knots and Detached Buttonhole

First I tried Palestrina Knots on the upper row, left.  Then I tried two rows of detached buttonhole on the lower row, left.  Finally I settled on using Diagonal Mosaic.  I liked the Diagonal Mosaic best.  It gave me the texture of turquoise chips that had holes drilled in them to make jewelry. Hope you like it as much as I do.

Now for the main question--does the orange nose (satin stitches using orange Shimmer Blend ribbon floss) look ok now that the jewelry is in position?

The bottom border is all that remains undone.  Stay tuned!

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11 comments:

  1. I love it! I think the orange nose looks very good with the colors of the background. Liz

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes I think the nose is great and sometimes I don't. It's good to get another opinion.

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  2. The tila beads on the collar look fantastic!

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  3. Thank you both! I'm glad you like Catra's jewelry. It is the defining part of this canvas, since I am working for a matte look. I think this is the first piece in a very long time without any silk in it!

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  4. Hmm, I think the nose is too bright. Takes away from the gorgeous jewelry. But I do love those mysterious green eyes.

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  5. Sense you ask, I think the nose is too bright. It's the first thing I see when I look at at the cat. The jewelry looks great.

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  6. It's fabulous, as usual, but the nose dies stand out a bit.

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    1. I can see I'm going to have to do something with the Nose. Well, I'll worry about that when the bottom border is done!

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