(Sorry for the pause; I’ve been under the weather.)
I’m going to try to use the same stitches for the new design that I used in the class piece: long and short stitch (also called soft shading), french knot, buttonhole stitch, chain stitch, coral stitch, detached chain (or lazy daisy), fly stitch, satin stitch, spider web stitch, split stitch, stem stitch and laidwork. And for good measure, maybe some bullion knots… if my nerves will handle it. 😉
Split stitch is used to outline the areas before they are stitched with satin, soft shading, and fly stitch…so it doesn’t show up on the image.
I’ll do my best to photograph the stitches as I work on the piece.
Next, color selection. But first, I’ve just GOT to move the design off of that ghastly orange printed graph paper before I go much further. While the paper is wonderful for working out a composition in pencil (it’s also a tracing paper, which is quite handy as well), it’s impossible for me to make color choices while looking at something drawn on it! 🙂