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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cinders, Day 2

After yesterday's post, M&Co asked,

What is the name of this class? Is this one of the fairy tale series?
Please allow me to apologize for not stating this up front! Yes, this is one of Marion's fairy tale designs. It is Cinders, dressed in rags before her transformation. There is a partner design, Cinderella, showing her running away from the ball. If you're not familiar with Marion's other fairy tale designs, she also has The Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Bremen Town Musicians.

For the second day of class, we tackled the outlining of her skin in split stitch, started the outline stitch for her hair, and discussed outlining the patterned areas. These outlines will be done last, so we can match the weight of the outline to what's inside. Heavier patterns will get heavier outlines.

I made a bit more progress yesterday, and picked the patterns for most of the larger areas. By adding a few more stitches to the pattern of the smaller stones of the archway (as compared to the top-most stitched small stone), they are visibly darker than the larger ones. The top small stone looks like a mistake in the pattern. The pattern in the other two make it obvious that these are supposed to be different.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Thanks for showing the photo of Cinderella. That one I hadn't seen before. Marion's work is fascinating.

Love to Stitch 99 said...

I love Marion Scoular's designs. Have done the Princess and the Pea and had the most wonderful time with it.

Cinderella is such a great design and no doubt you will have fun with it.

I will be following your progress very very closely :-)

Pierrette =^..^=