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 easy to see in the photo, but the flowers are outlined, honestly!

Then the stems and leaves, using the darker of the two greens, 1411:

Then finally the roots:

I’ll start filling everything in next.

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