Monday, October 13, 2008

Petals three and four

I started petals three and four. They are foreground petals so they are treated a little differently. First, three different sizes of felt are cut and stitched inside of the split stitch. You can see the one on the left is higher in the center than at the edges. We started with a small piece, then a little larger, and finally the top and third one which fits inside the petal. Then the one on the right has the first row of the long and short shading shading worked.

1 comment:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I'm told layering the smaller pieces of felt under the larger one gives the top a smoother finish for the long and short stitches. Fascinating to see. Looking at Pat's layers, I can understand why this works better than starting with the largest piece of felt and putting smaller ones on top.

Very interesting!