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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Long and short leaf 2


In my previous post, I’d already shown you on how I embroidered a leaf following the long and short stitch direction   rules.Today, I would like to show you another leaf that I’d embroidered using the same rules.


      

The shape of this leaf is different compared to the previous one.As usual, the directional lines were drawn from the outline towards point O.

      

This time, I’m not going to draw directional lines on the leaf.As I’d revealed in my previous post, it’s easier to hold the thread towards point O and stitch into that direction.The leaf was outlined with outline stitch.Work long and short stitch from the tip of the leaf to the base.

      

Work the same on the right side.

      

Continue in the same manner for the remaining rows.

      

I’d left some gaps for the veins.

      

Stem stitch was my first choice for the veins but when worked with this stitch, they didn’t look realistic.So, I decided to try this method.I’d always wanted to try it but kept putting it off because I felt it was time consuming.But in the end, the time spent was worth it because the veins look real (though I need to practice this stitch more to get a smooth line!).

14 comments:

  1. awe-inspiring tute!!!your long and short came out outstanding and smooth in texture..feels velvetty touch..i dont think i can do it as perfect as you..the overcsat for vein is a good suggestion...truly i was inspired by your work...i have to practise more more more and surely will do..

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  3. Hi Ina !

    Very beautiful and neat.
    Moushumi

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  4. Very very nicely done long/short embroidery! I certainly hope to get better at this typed of stitching.

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  5. it is very interesting to see how you used a real leaf to design the embroidered one.

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  6. Looks great Ina!I appreciate your effort to take step by step photographs while working long n short which I know is very difficult :) and thanks for sharing.

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  7. Beautiful!! u have mastered the stitch Ina...

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  8. I really need to practice my long n short stitch. Thank you for the wonderful clarity. Your work is beautiful and inspiring.

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  9. It's perfectly done Ina! I had tried long and short stitch earlier but could not properly keep up with the directional line. What kind of outline stitch do you use? Stem or split?

    I am your new follower. Though I blog more about crochet but I embroider too! There are lot of tutorials to learn from here:)

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    1. Thanks, Preeti.I prefer outline stitch but you can use whichever stitch you like.My friend Anita uses running stitch.Some even outline with back stitch.

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  10. I'll pray for you. May God be with you!

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    1. Whoever you are, thanks a lot.Your comment really made my day.

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