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I was so excited after writing the first post on Love & Hugs from Australia Stitch-A-Long, I decided to stitch another in shades of red. It’s been a while since I worked with just the one colour and found it more challenging than working with a variety of colours.
Anytime I need to show you how to work a stitch, it will be in red!
Stitch seven flowers through the centre. I worked mine by eye.
Back stitch the stems, daisy stitch the leaves and work a colonial knot for the flower with double thread.
They need to be big and bold. Consider different coloured threads for a variegated effect. I used two shades of red.
A colonial knot. Note the way the thread is wrapped around the needle.
Mark the lines for the back stitch a scant 2¼ inches from the sides.
Back stitch each row in a different colour.