Eyelets…Satin ….. French Knots and Split Stitch

     Whew…finished the eyelets…then the satin stitched flower using broder outlined with two colors of split stitch…I tend to do a back stitch split stitch…I use more floss but it is what works for me…I tried the other way and unfortunately the consistancy is just not there…(old eyes again)…  the round little satin stitched circles are padded so that was fun and tedious at the same time…then onto outlining them also…

    Stitched french knots using 3 different shades of floss around the eyelets and satin stitched circles…this filled in the background a bit…the french knots were also used for the center of the flower in a cream floss. Whew….one strand of floss and one twist of thread for each french knot…now that is tiny but it looks good. The close up picture really makes things look bigger than they really are…

     Off to “maybe” start the neck and some “long and short” stitch…will see how that goes…it’s been awhile since I have done any of that…a little nervous….but it usually comes out okay….

   

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