Shaded snowdrop – stems

Just the stems to go.  Using the lighter of the two shades of green, Madeira no. 1410, I added a few stitches in highlight areas: I then extended these areas using one strand of 1410 and one of the darker shade, 1411: I then filled in the rest in 1411: Finished!  Cutting out and making…

Shaded snowdrop – flowers and roots

With the outline done, time to start filling in.  The snowdrop flowers first, using Madeira stranded cotton no. 2402.  I’m not doing any shading here, just the off-white: The stems and leaves are going to be slightly more involved so I’ll come back to them; roots next to get them out of the way: The…

Shaded snowdrop sample – outlining

With the design marked onto the fabric, it’s time to start stitching.  This time, I’m going for naturalistic colours: That’s Madeira stranded cotton no. 2402 (off white) for the snowdrop flowers, 1410 and 1411 for the leaves and stems, and 2114 for the roots. I outlined the flowers with spilt stitch first: It’s not that…

Shaded snowdrop sample

Happy new year everyone!  I hope you all had a great holiday and are now raring to go. I’m starting the new year much as I finished the old one, with the snowdrop design, though for the last time (probably).  This final time, I’m going to do it in colour. So, here we go!  Tracing…

White snowdrop sample – cutting out and making up

Happy holidays everyone! I’d wanted to get this finished before the festivities and have just made it, so here we go. You know the drill by now: I painted the back of the stitches with diluted PVA glue, and after leaving it to dry overnight, could start to cut it out: And fully cut out,…