A Taste of Leaves and Flowers.. Home Sweet Home Embroidered Workbox

With the “two” projects that are in the works..they both have tons of leaves…Just getting a bit weary of leaves…These however use a “fly stitch” to create a ridge in the center. Once I got the hang of it…all is going more smoothly. There are three color changes with it. Makes me feel like they are blowing in the breeze and the “sun is shining”!..  A new stitch for me is the “Rosette Stitch”. Basically you have your needle threaded with three strands of floss …then  whilst just making a small straight stitch “without pulling the needle all the way through” you wrap the floss under and around the pointed end and the eye end of the needle 3 times keeping the floss as flat as possible (the hard part). Take the needle to the back and bring it up in the middle so you can couch the floss ring you have made in two places (across from each other). To make the center a “colonial knot” is used (similar to a french knot but twisted). There are some “how to”videos on You Tube that are great. Still learning the rosette stitch..it is fiddly because the wraps move…The picture below is a good example of how they are done…LOTS of these roses and leaves and I am thankful that the front of this box is small and will finish up fairly quickly.

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