Cross stitch is interesting. The thin thread tangles so bad, and because the strands are so thin, it's hard to remove the knots. But there's blending possibilities, mixing two strands of navy with dark turquoise for the hair. Also collar red is two strands sash red and two strands lip red.
(By the way, I finished the needlepoint of Ma'at, except that I'm waiting on two brass feathers of Ma'at to arrive so I can add them to the corners.)
(The apple green is color number 703, which featured much in Ma'at's dress (It's cool the pearl yarns have the same numbers as the embroidery threads.) The turquoise is the lightest in the turquoise family starting with number 3844 for the dark turquoise in the hair, 3845 for collar turquoise and 3846 turquoise for dress accents.
Also, the crown is warped slightly, as that's where I started, and I didn't know how to stitch. A modified basketweave is best. The first 'cris' stitch is just like the diagonal row in needlepoint, then cross that row with back stitch line. I know now not to finish each stitch singly, as that messed up and puckered a bit.
I also tried a two way basketweave, but that was too difficult to 'read'. I managed it in the collar stitches, though.
The border design is meant to echo the zig zag 'N' and shield/shuttle glyphs.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The hoop ghosts are fainter and the blue blotches are gone!
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