Tuesday, April 13, 2010
THE UGLY DUCKLING
Ann let me know that The Ugly Duckling has arrived in Germany. This has always been one of my favorite fairy tales. The stumpwork swan was done with one strand of DMC, as that gave the smoothest look even though it took a while. The fabric for the water had swirls in it that I outlined with Krenick blending filament. I wanted to keep the background fairly simple so not to detract from the simplicity of the swan. On the back I put an illustration from the original publication of the tale. This was great fun to do.