This background took me a long, long, loooooooooooong time. It is stitched in one strand of Caron Impressions in cream. It got to the point where I would just make myself do one length of thread a day.
Doesn't it look fabulous though?
The tiger is stitched in Au Ver a Soie silk thread from Access Commodities. It is done in long and short stitch, stem stitch, back stitch... basically a lot of little stitches. Also, the nose is done in basketweave.