Thursday, September 19, 2013
Remember this wip? I am still working on it - I updated it here and now I have some new progress to report. All the olive leaves are stitched, I used the fishbone stitch. I finally selected a green to use for the branch. I had this spool in my floss box but without a number! I think it is close to DMC 966, it is a sage green with a bit of a yellow undertone. Do you like the stitching for the branch? It is parallel lines of split stitch.
I think it goes beautifully with the purple, this is DMC #208. I am filling in the olives with concentric circles of back stitching.
It also sets off the leaves nicely. I still need to fill in all the olives, stitch the other branch and wash out my marker lines. Then of course, iron this wrinkly fabric!
I will be sure to post a picture when this is finished.