Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Floral Glove, Blue Petals and Leaves

The small blue petals were worked in long and short stitch. As with all the other flowers, these were first outlined with backstitch. The petals are quite tiny and there was only room for one row each of dark blue, pale blue and white and the stitches are tapered towards the points to avoid overcrowding.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

These were much simpler to stitch than the carnations!

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

The leaves are not outlined and are stitched in satin stitch. I have also satin stitched the calyx and the gold shapes at the bottom but this stitching serves as padding and will be covered by some of the gold work.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching


Isadarena said...

Your flowers are really beautiful : congratulations to you :-)

Rachel said...

This is going well. You probably find the silk work less intimidating than I did when I started it!

Elmsley Rose said...

Lookin' good! :-) Good job on shading the 3 totally different tones of blue together.