This would be the shortest Work In Progress I’ve ever done. I’m happy with the result.
The Flax motif measures 8cm by 11cm and was stitched with DMC threads, mostly a single thread. I was surprised buttonholing the wire was easy though it did take about 4 hours to complete all petals.
The work called for leaving an 0.3cm seam around the petals/single leaf – snipping and glueing the cloth under but I prefer to close-cut the edges and if necessary, use a colour pencil to tint the edges. I did fold under and glue the leaf at the stem base.
There are 19 embroideries in Sachiko Morimoto’s stumpwork book and I aim to get as many as possible made.