There’s another blue flower on the bellpull, and I decided to replace the long-and-short filling with Castelo Branco stitch on this flower too.
Then I replaced long-and-short stitch filling for this leaf with split stitch. I like the texture. It took a while to fill the leaf, though.
I started work on a new section at the top of the bellpull. I like the long and short stitch at the bottom right. It’s not that I’m trying to avoid long-and-short stitch! It’s beautiful for shading. But I wanted to try out some other filling stitches.
I have developed a new appreciation for chain stitch during this project. I love this leaf.
You can use other line stitches in the same way, don’t forget, and even use blanket stitch as a filling stitch… Don’t apologise for creating your own variations – that’s half the fun!
I just don’t want long-and-short stitch to feel neglected 🙂
I love that shade of green for the split stitch leaf, and the texture, too. I may have missed it in a previous post, but could you show what the whole thing will look like in your next update?
I posted the kit photo at http://enbrouderie.com/2011/02/04/plas-teg-bellpull/. All posts for this project are listed on the project page http://enbrouderie.com/projects/
Every flower is just lovely! I’m really enjoying watching you create this!
Your Bellpull Flowers look absolutely lovely! I look forward to checking in on your projects and other posts ….
Thank for sharing …..