Monday, February 15, 2010

Two Melissa Shirley Easter Eggs...

These two canvases have been in my stash as work-in-progresses for quite a while! I really love Melissa Shirley's designs and these are quite charming.

I stitched the bunny with the boat completely in tent stitch and basketweave. I wanted to use only hand-dyed six-strand cotton only from my stash, but I added in just a touch of Kreinik metallic on the boat for the metallic paint.

Threads Used:
Dragon Floss – 11 Sunlit Waters
The Dye is Cast – Moonlight, Lemonade
Seaside Treasures - Moondark
Weeks Dye Works – Onyx, Pebble, Deep Sea, Crimson, Oak, Saffron, Sophie’s Pink, Sage, Emerald, Tin Roof, White Lightening, Emerald, Butter Bean

For the Easter Bunny House (surrounded by Jelly Beans!) I used a variety of specialty threads and stitches and just had a bunch of fun. The bunny is Wisper fuzzy thread!

Threads Used:
Au Ver a Soie yellow
Brown Paper Packages Silk N Ivory - Lime
Caron Collection Impressions – 3017 Gold, Watercolors Dark Red Overdye
DMC Floche
Dragon Floss – 11 Sunlit Waters, 12 Misty Vapours
The Dye is Cast – Sunbaked, Apple Blossom, Bright Leaf, Fuschia, New Grass
Kreinik Silk Serica 4163 Moss
Needle Necessities – 1481 Lavender
Rainbow Gallery Wisper
Weeks Dye Works – Onyx, Camelia, Pebble, Cactus, Scuppernong

Both are finished with green silk dupioni and the color really matches on both of them - it looks odd in the boat picture but it really goes with the greens in the grass. Fun!

1 comment:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Very cute! They look like spring, which is what I need here on Day 11 of being trapped at home by snow.