Oak leaves – the second green and shading

Time to add a bit of shading. The leaves are going to be light on the outer edge, getting a little darker as they head towards the centre; the first stage in the shading is to add another round of long and short stitch using one strand of the first colour, Madeira stranded cotton 1410, and one of the next shade, 1411.

Here’s the first leaf with that added:

Oak leaves with some shading added

Oak leaves with some shading added

The second:

Second oak leaf with long and short stitch shading

Second oak leaf with long and short stitch shading

And the third:

Third oak leaf with the next stage of the shading added

Third oak leaf with the next stage of the shading added

The rest of the leaves will be filled in using the next shade – that’s next!

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