Site to manage my Japanese Embroidery progress, plus other needlework projects
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Finished the crab apple flowers, including blossoms, chip centers, leaves, branches, calyx, and removed the basting threads that were showing. Was a little apprehensive about chipping the check purls, and so I did a practice chip center on the side. I think it turned out ok. I had to look up the instructions for "radiating satin stitch", used for the bud calyxes. I thought it meant radiating out from one point, but that's not so.
Worked the magnolia stems and calyx.
What it looks like now. Will be working on the magnolia leaf next.