Wednesday, January 28, 2009

TDiTM Stitch #11

Reference: Twelve Dozen Stitches in Twelve Months

This little flower is a result of my wondering about how Stitch #10 might look if the stems were longer so the flower was fuller and not at tall.

The entire flower is stitched in Perle cotton (sz 5); rose for the petals (lazy daisy stitches) and top (French knots); and olive green leaves (lazy daisy), French knot, and zigzag base.

The sequence of stitching is:
1. Stitch the zigzag
2. Stitch the green vertical stems and French knot.
3. Stitch the outside lazy daisy leaves
3. Stitch the petal lazy daisy stitches.
4. Stitch the petal French knots.

This is a simple little flower to do. An option would be to fill in the center stem area with a star or flower shaped bead. Bead spacers (metallic) might also be a good option for dressing up this little wild flower.

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