For those of you who like crewel work and Jacobean embroidery, here’s yet another little pattern.
I’m still trying to manipulate some images from Mary Thomas’s Embroidery Book, and once I come upon “just the thing,” I’ll probably add a few personal touches. But I do like the single central flower.
The leaves would look great in long-and-short stitch shading. I don’t have a video up yet for that stitch, but … (I keep saying this!)… some day soon. It’s a long one, and the editing has been a real bear. I’m just not a “pro” when it comes to this camera stuff!
Up the veins of the leaves, I’d work three converging rows of backstitch, bricked (that is, alternating the position of the stitches).
Have fun with it!