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Sun Flower, after a month
January 16, 2010, 4:03 am
Filed under: Sun Flower with David McCaskill at Fireside Stitchery

The petals are coming along nicely.  Haven’t gotten back to flower or background yet.  Now that the holidays are over, I can settle in for the winter.  I know, Philly winters aren’t THAT bad!!



close-up of petals, shortly after class
January 16, 2010, 2:07 am
Filed under: Sun Flower with David McCaskill at Fireside Stitchery

The petals in the forefront are using a more sparkling combination of Neon Rays + (NP02) by Rainbow Galleries & Trebizond (TRA125) by Access while the receding petals are muted by using Grandeur Silk Pearl #5 (G802) by Rainbow Galleries & a subtly overdyed Watercolours by Caron (131).



close-up of background, shortly after class
January 16, 2010, 12:28 am
Filed under: Sun Flower with David McCaskill at Fireside Stitchery

The entire area will use 3 Wildflowers by Caron (a combination of 037, 152, and 158) with DMC Cotton Perle #5 (823) couched on with DMC floss (823). The thread is thin enough to allow the canvas to show though.



close-up of flower, shortly after class
January 16, 2010, 12:18 am
Filed under: Sun Flower with David McCaskill at Fireside Stitchery

The dark green area uses Wild Hairs (WH001) from The Thread Gatherer couched using Anchor floss (280). The light green uses DMC #5 Cotton Perle (734) and Kreinik Very Fine #4 braid (3228).



Sun Flower, shortly after class
January 15, 2010, 11:45 pm
Filed under: Sun Flower with David McCaskill at Fireside Stitchery

“Sun Flower” is a painted canvas selected at Fireside Stitchery in Frazer, PA for a David McCaskill workshop.  I thought it was a sun until David said it was a flower! Thus, it is named “Sun Flower”.