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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Toy chest etui: white horse end.

 The white horse end was a bit easier on the eyes than the black horse end, but the white thread is fluffier than the black, so it is more inclined to shred and shed.

I had a few problems with the outline of the white horse. I didn't put in a guideline row across the body of the horse as I had done with the black, and worked the back of the horse from the top down. A miscalculation of a couple of threads delivered me a horse more like Van Dyke's in his portrait of James I, than Betsy Morgan's horse, so I had a bit of unpicking to do!

I  reworked the back from the bottom up, and put in some of the black spots as guides.The mane is a bit longer than the design, but I'm now happy with the shape. I am still about one thread out at the top of the horse - so the star is too close. I intend, however to live with this.

I was tempted to add a horn, and turn this one into a unicorn, but resisted!

I now have all the pieces for the chest itself finished.


margaret said...

this box is coming along at a pace how I am enjoying following your progress

Jillian said...

I've been stitching faster than I've been writing!

katherine said...

All the sewing completed. Just the construction to go now. Are you going to construct soon or are you to start on the accessories.

Jillian said...

I'm on to the accessories because I have it all in one piece on the scroll frame. It's a bit of a long haul, but will be a downhill run with construction ( I hope!).

Monica said...

It will be fun when all the pieces start coming together quickly at the end!