Oak leaves – outlining

The first thing to do is outline all the shapes to be stitched in split stitch, using two strands of stranded cotton.

For the leaves, I’m going to be using Madeira stranded cotton numbers 1410, 1411 and 1412:

Threads for the leaves

Threads for the leaves

For the branches 2211, 2213 and 2214, and the acorns 2208 and 2209:

Threads for the branches and acorns

Threads for the branches and acorns

The leaves outlined:

The oak leaves outlined in split stitch

The oak leaves outlined in split stitch

And the branches and acorns:

The branches and acorns, also outlined in split stitch

The branches and acorns, also outlined in split stitch

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

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