Thursday, June 03, 2010

Adding Details

Last night, I got brave and started stitching in a couple of details on my mermaid. She is only about 10" tall, so the most difficult part is deciding the scale of the details. I shortened the stitch length for the hair strands to 1.5, down from the default setting of 2.5. I also found a stitch on my machine that I thought mimicked fish scales and stitched some highlights on her tail. I think I will vary the width on the highlight stitching as it goes around curves when I re-do her, but for now, I am happy with the effect. Her face will be the most difficult part to do and I haven't decided if I want to stitch it or paint it yet. Any suggestions would be welcome!


  1. Anonymous8:40 PM

    Sorry I haven't been over for a visit for a while. Your mermaid is amazing and it was fun reading all the details you think about in creating her. I can't wait to see her finished, though it looks perfect to me now.

  2. Hi Kim! Always nice to hear from you! I'm glad you like my mermaid. I am looking forward to finishing her, but will take my time, so I don't make any mistakes I can't fix. I think the hardest part will be her face, so that will be the last thing I do. I hope things are going well for you. I check your blog to keep updated, but I want to join, what do I click on?