Chilli Peppers are my 9th project from Sachiko Morimoto’s Stumpwork book.
The lovely thick stem was made with Whipped Stem stitch – which was done with 4 DMC strands.
The flat leaf used Stem and Straight stitches. The flower was Satin stitched over padding and the sepals were Detached Chain-or Lazy Daisy- and Straight stitches. Stalks were also Whipped Stem but only 2 threads were needed.
The pepper sepals were Backstitch Wheel over padding. another time I would use double the padding to raise it to the level of the red section.
I then made the applique for the peppers, using Corded Detached Buttonhole stitch. this was then Stab stitched over the felt padded peppers. Uhhm! I didn’t use the 2 strands of DMC to do the peppers, instead I used Finca perle 8…perle 5 would have been even better.
Next up will be the Viola as I had already made, and shown, the wired leaves.