Orchid and Indian Woman
I have been dividing my time between Indian Woman and Orchid. Orchid is on my floor stand in my studio and Indian Woman is on my floor stand in the livingroom.
Working on the black vase is a challenge. Black on black is hard on the eyes. I use lighting and a white lap cloth to help me locate the holes. The stitch is oblique brick.
I continue to worry about what I am going to do with her hair. Padded satin seems like the best option I have come up with. Getting the hair ties and small ornament is still a puzzle.
The collar is to be ALL beads…..for now I will continue on the black vase and then the sand while I think about all the beads and the hair.
Orchid is a fun relaxing project that I work on while listening to recorded books on CD in my studio. The bargello stitch doesn’t require much thought, just putting the needle in and out of the canvas while paying attention to the proper threads for needleblending. This project will be done before I am ready to see it end.
I am contemplating doing a fly stitch for the leaf areas that are still open. I will play with that on my practice canvas before I make a final decision.