December 06, 2022
stitch club :: 12/2022 :: autumn wind
introducing our december stitch club pattern, autumn wind!
it's inspired by all the tiny little beautiful, ordinary, extraordinary things i find when i’m out walking. leaves, feathers, tiny seed pods, interesting rocks... most days it seems like the woods are just bursting with little bits of magic (it’s always there, if we are paying attention!).
so, let's start stitching! i'll be using 2 strands of floss for all the stitching.
first up, i've used straight stitches for the yellow lines, and satin for the yellow spots:
and then next, these little seed pods: colonial knots for the center, back for the stem, and satin for the pods.
moving on... back stitch for the leaf outline and veins.
for the purple seed puffs, i used a half star stitch (7 straight stitches that all share the same center point) for the tops, and back stitch for the stems. i wanted to make the stem a teensy bit wider at the bottom, so i used 2 stitches side by side there.