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!).