Shaded snowdrop – cutting out and making up

Having painted the pack of the finished embroidery with diluted PVA glue and left it overnight to dry, I cut out the snowdrop:

I’m getting used to dealing with the fiddly shape by now!

This time, I’m applying it to a green velvet background, for a complete contrast with the previous snowdrops.  I used one strand of the appropriate shades to stitch it down around the edges, tucking any wisps of the organza under as far as possible:

And trimmed and finished with a backing fabric, to neaten it up:

I think that’s it for snowdrops for the time being, but I do thinks it’s a pretty design.  It’s worked well in the three different ways I’ve done it, and I’m sure would lend itself to other interpretations too.

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