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.
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!
Au Ver a Soie yellow
Brown Paper Packages Silk N Ivory - Lime
Caron Collection Impressions – 3017 Gold, Watercolors Dark Red Overdye
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!
"Royal Wind", designed by Carlene Harwick, is an ANG Workshop by Mail. I believe it is available until June 2010.
I stitched this piece in January and February 2010. Color changes, small design changes, and all the mistakes are mine alone. ;) Stitched on congress cloth with DMC floss and spools and spools and spools of Kreinik Metallics.