I want to start off by saying "Thank You!" to all the lovely people who left such sweet and thoughtful comments on my last post about the Sea Captain! I feel like the cross stitching community is exceptionally kind and supportive, and I feel so lucky to be a part of it! <3
I have been continuing my embroidery stitching with the "Sea Captain". Like I said in my last post, I wanted to make his hat red. So I ordered what I thought was a perfect red thread online, "Blaze" by Week Dye Works. It arrived looking orange... So I decided to use the DMC 817 which is a very nice red, but stitched some of the stitches in Blaze orange. It came out really nice!
What do you guys think of the detail on his shirt? I decided to add a big contrast by using the orange "Blaze". I would love to hear some suggestions of other colors if you think the orange is too much! :)
Here is a close up of the hat with mostly red but a few orange stitches in there:
I also stitched the pipe in a cute mahogany:
Have a great Valentine week end!