My latest in line of flowers from Sachiko Morimoto’s book.
I found I had not left enough space between the flower heads and thought I could fudge it by adding extra sepal leaves, lower down… YUK!! so I undid/re-did the two lower stems. The stitches used were Chain stitch with Backstitch overlaid. The ‘leaves’ are Thorn-stitched. The main stem has dark thread chain with paler back-stitching while the outer stems are colour reversed.
The flowers are done with Turkey Knot and the lower heads were clipped.
The new work I think looks better and I left the lower heads loopy.
It is optional to leave looped or cut the loops.
For sure, Turkey Knot is not meant to fall apart. It took patience and gentle tickling to undo the flowers. The first photo is the right colour. Today is overcast and the latest photo is not the same.