Unless otherwise noted use a single strand of thread in your needle.
Stitch the bow in Woven Stitch using Planet Earth Silk Spa 210 for the main blue, Planet Earth Silk Whisper 226 for the highlights, and Planet Earth Silk Caneel Bay 077 for the shadows.
See compensating instructions below.
Stitch the flower centers in French Knots using Pepper Pot Silk Quartz 134.
Stitch the flowers in Tent Stitch using Planet Earth Wool Cuddle 014.
Stitch the stems in Tent Stitch and Reverse Tent Stitch using two strands of Essentials Salamander 708. Stitch the main diagonal stem in Reverse Tent Stitch. Stitch the top stem in Tent Stitch. Stitch the bottom stem in two Tent Stitches.
Stitch the leaves in Satin Stitch using two strands of Essentials Salamander 708. For the two bottom leaves and the right hand leaf: angle the Satin Stitch from bottom left to top right. For the left hand middle leaf: angle the Satin Stitch from bottom right to top left.
Stitch the green dots in French Knots using Pepper Pot Silk Watercress 087.
What is compensating? Click here.
When compensating Satin Stitch, simply end the stitch short at the color edge (if the area is small enough the Satin Stitch may turn into a Tent Stitch or Reverse Tent Stitch).
I love Woven Stitch for its ease of compensating! If you can’t take a full stitch, you will simply be compensating with a Tent Stitch (or Reverse Tent depending on the angle of the Woven Stitch you are compensating).
Where the bow ribbon overlaps, end the stitch short (and compensate) to help define the edge.
However, where the ribbon changes colors without meeting an edge (such as the highlight on the knot) do not compensate. Simply take a full stitch, fitting it within the color area to the best of your ability.
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