Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Leprechaun Embroidery Project - Part Three

If you have been following along {part 1} {part 2} with the leprechaun embroidery project I am stitching, I have an update to share. 

The mushroom stem is completed.  The whole stem is stitched in split stitch in DMC Blanc.  I did this in lines using all six strands of the floss and it really fills in the space quickly.  The accent lines are DMC #738. 

The green grass is finished.  I stitched this in back stitch, the floss is DMC #906.

The main part of the pot of gold is filled in, I still need to finish the rim.  I stitched this all in back stitch.    The blanket stitch is working really well for attaching the mushroom top.  I will finish the pot rim and the coins before I continue along the mushroom top with the blanket stitch. 

Next up are the gold coins.  I have been experimenting to get just the right gold look.  So far I have tried using gold colored cotton floss mixed with blending filament, gold braid mixed with blending filament and just blending filament by itself. 

These are the three threads I have tried so far.  The gold braid is the standing up spool on the right - Kreinik Fine Braid #002.  The blending filament is the other spool with the shiny gold thread - Kreinik Blending Filament #002HL.  The cotton floss  is DMC #3820.

Now I am going to try a few more colors of the cotton floss.  From left to right are DMC #744, DMC #444, DMC #3821 and DMC #3820. 

I am sure I will be able to come up with a good combination. 

I will be back with part four!


Ana Lopes said...

Sweet mushroom!Love your yarn organization :)
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

It's looking great :)))

Darla Mae said...

It's coming along so nicely! Can't wait to see it finished!

Jules Woolford said...

Your stitching is so neat Kim, and your work always looks beautiful. And you are so organised!It's looking good!

Angela Lee said...

That fabric mushroom top is the perfect touch to this project. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Kim said...

Hi Ana - Thank you! Have a great week too :)
Silvia - Thank you!
Darlene - Thank you! I hope the coins won't take me too long to stitch lol!
Thank you so much Jules :)
Angela - Thank you! I can't wait to finish this - I am excited to stitch his face.