Leaf Number 2 is started! All that’s left is couching veins on top of it. I also started leaf 3. The Japanese style has an interesting approach to blending. Below you can see the dark green and dark red are stitched right up to the line. They share needleholes, but there’s no long-and-short stitch overlapping. Then you take a tiny little blending thread (here I used yellow on one side and green on the other) and do little stitches over the line to blur the line.
Below is a closer look (also with some bonus larger yellow stitches in the green foundation). Up close, the tiny stitches over the line look peculiar. From a distance they break up the line so it looks like the green and red are overlapping.
I added a few green stitches to the red, then started couching the veins.
The current state of the project:
Intriguing – and such a light, crisp design style, isn’t it!
Yes, I like the style. I think it could be fun to take four of another plant and make a similar design from it.
These are so pretty! Flat silk and satin stitch are always so beautiful together. I like the blending!
Thank you! I’m really enjoying the project.
Wao!!! All stitches are so beautiful. I will definitely try it.
What an interesting project. You make me want to learn more about this 🙂 Happy to have found your blog! 🙂