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Poinsettia Flower Sampler – Pistol Stitch and Seed Stitch


Welcome to the Poinsettia Flower Sampler Stitch A Long

This beautiful Poinsettia Sampler can be stitched over 15 days as there are 15 posts detailing different stitches. Alternatively you could wizz through and get it done a lot quicker. The flower is created from 16 different stitches!

Look at all these lovely stitches you can stitch…

Would you like to stitch this sampler?

You can find out how to access the FREE Template as well as the Materials needed to complete the sampler in the first post here… Start the Poinsettia Flower Sampler

We are in to the last few days of this stitch sampler so most of the work is done on all but 1 of the petals which I will be showing you how to stitch tomorrow!

For today – day 11, we are going to do some filling in of several petals with 2 different stitches

Pistol Stitch and Seed Stitch

Refer to the petal diagram available with the template which shows the petals numbered.

Stitch as follows…

Petal 9: the lines are drawn on for the Pistol Stitch which is basically a French Knot with a tail.

Hand embroidery Back Stitch
pistol Stitch

How to do Pistol Stitch…

Bring your needle up at 1 where the end of the tail will be and then wrap your needle 2 or 3 times as you would for a French Knot and insert the needle down at 2, pulling your thread through and forming the knot.

Pistol Stitch Tutorial

Petal 1 has 3 Pistol Stitches at the tip, so complete these as well…

pistol stitch

Next you will need to Seed Stitch inside petals 10 and 14.

Seed stitch is super simple as it is just small straight stitches randomly stitched over a surface. For the Petals I did a double seed stitch as I love the effect this gives.

Petal 10 and 14: Seed Stitch

seed stitch

Day 12 will be Fishbone Stitch – one of my favourites!… you can head to that post here… Day 12 Stitching

You can tag me on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery, post some pics in the Happy Stitching FB Group or send me your photos to nicola@stitchdoodles.com and I will include them here with your permission.

Happy Stitching!

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poinsettia sampler

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