Embroider the Daisy
Embroider the daisy on an oft used item to brighten your day or the day of a loved one! Daisies are light, bright and breezy and can make almost everyone happy just by looking at them.
Work the petals in Long and Short stitch commencing from the points of each. Fig. 1 shows the second row of stitches using the darker shade for completing each petal.
The slant of the stitches is very slight. Try to avoid slanting the stitches in on both sides of each little petal. Most amateurs make this mistake. All of the stitches in all of the petals should be directed toward the center of the flower. Work the centers in French knots, using two shades, shown in Fig. 2.
In working the back of the calyx as shown in Fig. 3, make this resemble a series of rows of tiny points folded over each other.
This is done by a row of Long and Short stitches of the light shade of green along the edge slanting towards the stem, then another row of stitches, Long and Short, on both edges, over these in the second shade, and another row in the deepest shade finishing at the stem.
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