Today we finish up the charming EricaWilson Flower by stitching the two side petals. If you are stitching the ornament, you will be using the lightest shade of Silk Lame. If you are stitching the pillow, you will be using the second-lightest shade.
These petals are stitched in below, a stitch in Carolyn Hedge Baird’s Teny Tiny Needlepoint Stitches. It is disgrammed in two colors to make the units easier to see.
Notice that this stitch has open intersections. I did not stitch them because the sparkly thread made them difficult to see. If you want to stitch the intersections, you can use a Tent Stitch, tiny Cross Stitches, beads, small sequins, or French Knots. I used the same stitch, with Tent Stitches in metallic, as the background for my wine glass. The picture below shows how it looks. (sorry for the shadow, my new office lights cast strange ones.)
Next week, back to background stitches. The next stitchalong will begin in March.
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