The stem is whipped chain and the leaves – Pistil stitch I used DMC rayon floss here.
I made straight stitches babk to back and then couched with Coral stitch, pulling the stem in one direction.
The 4 stitches on the bottom left is pulled in the opposite direction to see how it would look.
Pistil flower, Spider whipped flower and fans of the stitch.
More angled versions
The flower began as an experiment for a lotus leaf but before I knew it I had included French knots stamen centre. I had thought of a waterlily centre.
There is more information about TAST – Take A Stitch Tuesday here
it is for Novice or Experienced Stitchers.