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Spring Sampler SAL – Week 8

Beautiful Blooms

Welcome to Week 8 of the Spring Sampler SAL…

If you need a refresh on the SAL or would like to access the FREE pattern – you can find all the information here… Spring Sampler Stitch a Long

Week 8…

Block 8– Beautiful Blooms: DMC Thread (use 2 strands throughout).

#3820 yellow, #371 moss Green

Color and Stitch Guide

stitch guide of hand embroidered flower

There are 3 flowers in the block which are all stitched in the same colours and stitches as shown above.

Start stitching the Petals…

The 3 Petals are stitched individually in brick stitch. The centre petal is stitched vertically and the 2 on either side horizontally.

Brick stitch is basically rows of back stitch worked in a brick pattern so that the stitches don’t sit directly beneath one another – they look like bricks do in a wall…

How to fill your petals with Brick Stitch

filling a shape with brick stitch

Here’s a close up of the flower head when complete.

Next, stitch the leaves and stems…

Stitch the leaves with Fishbone stitch – if you need a refresh on how to do the stitch see the week 1 block. The stems are simple back stitch.

To finish the flower, stitch the centre circle in satin stitch.

Stitch all 3 flowers in the same way to finish the block.

Week 8 is complete.

Head over to the Facebook group and show everyone your progress.

On Instagram use #stitchdoodlespringsal2020 to post your picture.

Block 9 will be on Thursday 30th April – see you then.

Happy Stitching!

Want to join in?

If you would like to join the FREE Stitch a Long – you can. It takes place up until the 21st of May 2020 and don’t worry if you can’t keep up. As long as you have the pattern (which is free up to 21st May through the link below) – the tutorials will be staying on the blog so you can take as long as you like.

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