In my previous post, I’d written on stitch direction of long and short stitches.To see whether the method really works, I decided to embroider a leaf.To those of you who wants to learn the right way of embroidering a long and short leaf, please click here. For this leaf, I’d used one strand of stranded cotton and 2 strands for the veins.
Draw a leaf and also lines from the outline pointing towards O.I’d outline the leaf with outline stitch.Work long stitches on the lines.
Work long and short stitches on the left from the middle to the base and from the middle to the tip.
The same was done on the right side.
This is the result after 2 or 3 rows.
A darker shade was used here.
Embroider the vein using stem stitch.
Decided to add more veins (straight stitches), though they should be embroidered before working the mid-vein.
Although the directional lines are there, more than once I ‘lost’ my way.In the process, I found a simpler method – just point your thread towards point O each time and stitch.My work became easier and faster.Next, I’ll show you how I’m going to embroider a long and short leaf without drawing the directional lines.