Earlier this week, I introduced spaced connected fly stitches used to depict plants. Like I wrote before, the mid line of such a plant sprig can be whipped to make it more pronounced.
First, do a prig of connected fly stitches. If you want to depict a plant, pay attention to start it neatly and give it an organic form. Avoid making it too regular.
Next, whip the mid line like you would a row of back stitches. Always run the needle under the stitches from the same side so the thread goes over the midline stitches.
Behold the finished twig.
Last stitch sunday, we have seen fly stitch with beads. Fly stitch is fun with or without beads, but the question about stitches is, what to do with them? Fly stitches can be worked one below the other to form a plant like structure. i actually prefer this kind of thing over fern stitch for most applications, because the fly stitches look somewhat more organic.
As an additional tip, to give a more pronounced look to the twig, you can whip or lace the middle line made by the fly stitch tack down stitches like you would do with back stitches. I have no pictures for that right now, sorry.
It is summer, at my day job things are insane because too many are on vacation, and I am busy packing for my own vacation. Also, there still seem to be no real takers for my challenge. So this week and the next will be break weeks. It is too hot to stitch anyway, and the most creative thing I did this week was a big glass of ice coffee. I will continue the challenge when I’m back, promised.