I was looking at some of my digital art and realized they would make great wallpapers! So, without further ado, here is my first free wallpaper offering, just in time for Halloween. It is available in two sizes in the same zip file - 800x600 and 1024 x 768.
For those of you who may not know, Candlewicking is a form of embroidery using a limited selection of stitches and special thread. Candlewicking was originally done with the thread used for candle wicks (thus the name) and only came in one color - natural (kind of an ecru or ivory). Today, you can buy specific thread in various country colors. The stitiches used are stem, satin, French knots, and daisy.
This first piece is just traditional candlewicking in two colors.
The next two were done the same way - I used permanent BIC markers to color the main image and then did the stitching as candlewicking. It definitely gives a different look to an old favorite.
Well, I finally finished the doily from h*(l! It looks easy, and technically is, but every loop and chain has a different stich and picot count which means you have to keep a super close watch on the pattern. (unlike most patterns). I'm glad I did it, but I don't think I'll make it again.
I had a couple of minor problems, but I think it turned out pretty well in the end. This is Maple Leaf adapted by Tammy Rodgers. I have no idea who made the thread it was in a box of unmarked balls of thread I was given a few years ago. I *think* it's a size 20. (anyway, that's how I lable it )