I’m convinced our girl is from Baltimore. She has big hair, really big hair. Think “Hairspray” and the Baltimore hons. I am probably the only one who thinks this but it amuses me.
In lesson three of our mystery class, Sudden Realization by David Galchutt, we focused on her hair, the sleeves of her gown and more of the background.
Her hair is stitched in Long and Short Stitch blending various shades of silk. Her hair is big and dramatic. I used 3 ply throughout. As an aside, the less plies you use when working long and short the more painterly and subtle your shading will be. So, if you are stitching with us, consider using only one or two ply at a time. Yours will look stupendous. This is truly a case of “do as I say, not as I do”, LOL. I know the rules but I like speed. I gave up a bit of glamour for the speed of getting it done more quickly. I wanted to see my results.
Her sleeves are simple Diagonal Long Stitch with accents of beads. You knew beads were coming, right?
The background is fun. There’s a panel of orange by her head with a fun counted pattern, and a section of purple at the bottom that get’s another fun stitch.
We’re coming along, but we still have plenty of fun areas to stitch. I’ve decided to add another class, so two more lessons. March 10 and 31st. Stay tuned for the announcement of our next mystery class. I’ll post that in the next day or two.
If I’ve captured your imagination with our geisha, it’s not too late to join the fun. Additional canvases are on order and will be here soon. Here’s the link to join the fun.