Colour No. 4

Hello Foxy people! We have reached the half way point with colour number four of eight. I hope you’re liking the additions of the super close up shots. I really don’t have anywhere to hide now, you can see it all, every stitch.

No.4 colours

Rainbow bright –1602 Cocoon

Rainbow pastel – 208 Lettuce Leaf

Fresh modern – 1202 Dark Yew

On trend – 709 Tool Shed

Shabby Chic – 805 Tea Rose

Mud pie – 305 Gumnut

Jewel – 1206 Lyrebird Walk

Aubergine – 904 Hellebore

Rainforest – 1206 Lyrebird Walk

Colour No.4 begins with this leaf, stitched with stem stitch outline and spine. The diagonal vein lines are a small backstitch and the dot details are french knots with two wraps. On second thought, I went back and stitched the stem of the leaf with stem stitch also.

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As with the previous leaves, the outlines are stem stitched and the diagonal vein lines are backstitched, the only difference being the second line of stem around the outline of each leaf.

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Colour No.4 finishes off with simple backstitch on this row of leaves. It’s a small backstitch but not teeny tiny in comparison to the veins in the colour No.2 leaves you see in this photo.

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Happy Stitching

Xx Katie

Colour No.3

Hey there foxy people. Can I get a high five for education! Kids are back at school and now I can be still and think my very own thoughts, eat my own food and count past three. Speaking of number three, here are the colours for our third instalment.

 No.3 colours

Rainbow bright – 1502 Rainbow

Rainbow pastel – 1109 Petunia

Fresh modern – 2401 Hatchling

On trend – 2406 Duckling

Shabby Chic – 800 Sage

Mud pie – 1903 Marble

Jewel – 916 Granny bonnet

Aubergine – 812 Eggplant

Rainforest – No.1 Rolling stone

These leafy things are tricky little buggers so I am going to do a video on them to explain how I do satin stitch. The bottom fat bit is backstitched in a medium stitch size and the dashed lines are spaced backstitch, not running stitch. If you remember from my backstitch video, spaced backstitch sits alot nicer than running stitch.

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Sorry for the blurry photo on this one. The outline of the leaves and the veins/stem are stem stitch. The diagonal vein lines are a medium sized backstitch. You only have two bits to stitch this time so you should have that done in a jiffy. (sorry for the sarcasm, I’ve been spending too much time with my twelve year old. Whatevs)

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