Elsie the elephant is complete. She came together with a lot of embroidery stitches and some flash and color 🙂 You know I love flash and color! This was lesson two of our current mystery class and it was mostly about the flowers, leaves and side borders.
The center of the two larger flowers is a fun three-step counted stitch. I love this one and plan to use it again. Of course you know I love the addition of the sparkly crystals and sequins around the center.
The green leaves at the top of the canvas are embroidered and accented with Fuzzy Stuff. I couldn’t resist. I guess I still have Dr. Suess in my brain and just felt that pop of light green needed to be fluffy. It’s my fantasy world after all.
But of course the flowers are silk ribbon. I love the color and the texture ribbon provides. Just a touch here and there can make magic.
And finally the borders…what to do? They needed to be relatively solid to frame the pretty elephant. I employed a little bit of magic. We stitched the gray first in sparkly Petite Silk Lamé Braid and then stitched the turquoise pattern. Why is this magic? If you stitch in the order I suggest (silver first, aqua second) and follow the prescribed stitch sequence for the T Stitch you can drag your turquoise threads on the back of the canvas without fear of anything showing through. How cool is that??? I really didn’t want to be the one to tell you you had to end each turquoise squiggle independently.
Here’s my post on T Stitch in case you want to read it.
Another fun canvas comes to a close. If you missed this class and would like a kit you can order here or give us a call at 410.296.0405. Thanks for visiting.
P.S. This post has been approved by the quality check division. Miss Calliope (Callie) finds Photoshop fascinating.