Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crane Kimono

 Used Gloriana silk for the black outline with 4 strands in cross stitch to create a nice dense line.  Then used 2 strands for the neck of the crane in continental.  Thinking of doing a wrapped stem stitch for the legs and long and short for the wing feathers.
 Again Gloriana but in a gentle red overdye.  For this I have so far done the right section in a couched diagonal stitch the left section will be slanted in the opposite direction.  Not sure about the central area yet but leaning towards a horizontal couching.

I could get hooked on these Kimonos and already have another in the bag of threads talking to me.

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