Very little time to embroider lately but I finally completed the Watercress.
Though I’m quite happy with the end result things just didn’t go as simply as the earlier projects.
The 2 lower leaves were meant to be Needle-woven, I just could Not get the 3 DMC threads to lay nicely – they pushed against each other as I drew them through the fabric. It wasn’t for lack of trying or patience on my part. Slow and easy didn’t work. I made just one Fly stitched leaf instead.
I’ve made lots of needle-woven leaves but always with the single strand cotton perle which worked well.
The stumpwork leaf is the top right one with the shadow.
On a happier note, I added an extra layer of white thread to the smaller flowers and am pleased with the result.
Next in line are the Chilli Peppers.