Sunday, Sunday! So I’m exploring yet another stitch ;-). Well, in fact it is not really new but a variation of last week’s stitch, but it would have been overkill to include it all in one posting.
I wove and buttonholed feathered chain stitch to make it look even more plant-like. It turns out rather bulky but can be effective together with other stitches depicting plant life. You should use a firm thread like pearl cotton, not floss.
So first, do an upright row of feathered chain stitch, done organically to look as much as a real plant as possible. Well, in fact I used the same stitches I showed last week and just continued.
Next, come up with the needle at the base of one little chain stitch leaf and weave the leaf without piercing the fabric.
When done, sink the thread at the top of the leaf and bring it out again at the base of the next leaf. If your embroidery is large scale run the thread under other stitches on the back side.
Now you have a nice leafy sprout.