Now that all the words except for "bitch" are stitched, it's time to embellish the heck out of the most important and largest word on my canvas. I decided to use a stitch called Two Color Keenen from Ruth Schmuff's Stitches Four. The first step is to do vertical columns of slanting stitches using my size 8 Finca perle cotton. The photo above shows that this creates a sort of striped effect.
Then I added purple beads (used in the dot over the eye) to add dimension and sparkle. This photo is slightly tilted to help show the dimension. By the way, to add depth to all this purple I threw in some gold hex beads at random.
The fourth step is to outline each letter by couching the deep purple Kreinik used in the Smooch stitch above the "c" in "bitch." More design unification! The outlining raises the letters visually.
Next time we'll move on to the background's final touches.
UPDATE: Pat is brick stitch beading her B and I. Pretty!
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