This is a follow up blog on the last one which featured Spring Flowers that were stitched in adaptations of chain stitch. This group are all stitched using Straight Stitch.
It has got to the be the most basic of all stitches. I use it endlessly. It is my absolute favourite stitch. When you think about it, it really is the foundation of every stitch in existence.
“You put the needle in.. and then.. you pull the needle out.” What direction and where it goes is up to you.
Daffodils Two shades of yellow are used here but they are not blended. Also, the leaves can be taller than the flowers.
Hyacinths have the same structure and use the same stitching technique, Besides the obvious difference in colours, there are some subtle changes in the basic technique. The leaves do not grow so tall.
Grape Hyacinths or Muscari. A quick and bold effect. These bloom in many different shades of blue. As long s your choice is congruent with nature, they will be recognizable.
Dandelions. Everyone has these in their garden! As they also carpet parks, fields and street verges, they are a sure sign that spring has arrived in the neighbourhood. Different stitches are combined here. Straight, open chain and leaf stitch.
Primulas. In our area of Canada, they are an annual and a pot plant. These use a combination of stitches such as chain stitch for the leaves, straight stitch for the petals plus french knots for the centres.
When stitching all the flowers in Hand Stitching Recognizable Spring Flowers, it is essential to use the correct mix of greens threads for the foliage and the correct colours for the blooms as prescribed by Mother Nature. Otherwise, the flowers will not be recognizable to the human eye.
For more details, see the previous blog entry. Weatherize, it is milder and much of the snow will disappear in the next few days.,