Thursday, November 1, 2012
Toy chest etui: white horse end.
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.