Monday, February 28, 2011
Storyteller progress 1/31/11
I guess that post about the hole I had to fix didn't really call out that I have been stitching on this piece again, a few hours each day and have made a bunch of progress. Here it is as of 1/31. In a few days I'll post the February progress picture and it looks so different. But the border may be a big slowdown. It is awkwardly shaped and there are more empty spaces that means I won't let the thread cross, so I will have to start and stop a lot more.
I've added a couple of detail photos to show the large number of colors used in the wings and in the storyteller. There's a section that is all half crosses to indicate a castle on a hill in the background.
I do all the backstitching last. I know there are some out there who hate backstitching. I love to do it, bringing the indistinctness of color patches into greater focus as the people or animals or objects in the scene.