Apple tree fire screen – starting the leaves

The leaves are going to be worked in the same way as the apples, in long and short stitch with some colour shading.

I’m using three shades of Madeira stranded cotton:

Numbers 1410, 1411 and 1412.

As before, I outlined the leaf shapes in stem stitch (which is getting a bit better!), using the lightest of the three shades, 1410.  Here are the leaves on the right:

And on the left:

To help me keep my stitches at the correct angle, I drew in some guide lines with a white pencil:

Next time, I’ll start to fill them in.

One comment on “Apple tree fire screen – starting the leaves
  1. Those apples look like I could pick them right off the fabric! It’s going to be a stunning screen when it’s finished. 🙂

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