Thank you for popping by.
I have spent some time since last week completing the main flower head, and now have the French Knots in the correct colour!
Perhaps pale green wasn't the best colour to use for the grid on the second leaf - seemed like a good idea at the time!
|Wasn't sure how to tackle this leaf, |
but I stitched the grid first, and then
surrounded it with three rows of chain stitches
A little closer!
Then I hit a stumbling block on the last flower!
Shelagh Amor's picture, which is guiding my stitches, shows Long and Short stitch, on the bell shape flower, which I want to try out but can't quite fathom how!
|Picture from Shelagh Amor's book|
I know the theory but the photo I'm following appears to show the tiniest amount of shading at the top of the area to be stitched, and I just can't get my head around how to start. No doubt I will work it out. I've looked at many examples but they don't seem to be stitching in the same direction as my flower!
|Last flower: I stitched the outline in split stitch,|
and embroidered pink chain stitches.
Having thought about this some more, and looked at yet another book on the subject, I have decided I will start just above the pink flower where it meets the lower edge of the bell shape, and I understand the stitches should slant towards the stem.
Apart from my crewel work I have managed a few stitches on Izzy's dress:
|This is part of the dress I am making for my doll (Izzy).|
I find I can't embroider without the support of a frame, can you? So, as the stitching was an afterthought, I had to use a picture frame to support the embroidery - just hoping I can iron the creases out after stitching!
I have also spent a few minutes on my thread catcher.