Canvas - 13 mesh
Black Tapestry cotton
Watercolours - Clove (# 114), Coral Blush (#053), Mediterranean
(# 068), Evergreen (# 121) and Sunglow (#124) or Banana (# 131)
Instructions and Stitch Guide:
Face: Work face in basketweave stitch using black tapestry
Hat: Using 1 ply Watercolours Clove, begin with a row of buttonhole
stitches around the outside edge. Use any darning or weaving stitch to fill in remainder of the top part of
the hat. For the inside of the hat, stitch two to three rows
of outline stitch on bottom edge. Fill in with couched
filling pattern. Couch each row as you stitch.
Dress: Stitch with alternating oblong cross stitch using Watercolours Coral Blush, Mediterranean and Evergreen.
Earring: Stitch earring shape with metallic ribbon. Finish
earring by working rows of beads over stitched area. Use a variety
of colors and sizes, but nothing larger than a 10 degree bead.
Background: Use random long horizontal stitch with
2 ply Watercolours Sunglow to fill in background. If Sunglow
is too bright for your taste, substitute 2 ply Watercolours Banana.
Stitch Guide Courtesy of Carolyn Hook of Crewel
and Unusual Designs. Territorial T'ing
is an adaptation of an original painting by Lisa Etre of the
Pink Papaya in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. For more information
on Carolyn Hook or to see the entire canvas that this detail
is taken from, see our previous designer story on Carolyn at http://www.caron-net.com/designer.html
The entire painted canvas design, "Territorial T'ing,"
is on page 2 of that story.