May 08, 2023
stitch club :: 5/2023 :: flower moon
hello, may! and hello, new stitch club pattern, flower moon!
did you know that each full moon of the year has a special name? may's full moon is called the flower moon, named for the abundance of flowers that bloom this month.
for these delicate flowers, i'm using 2 strands of floss and a whipped back stitch.
i love the smooth, rolled lines that whipped back stitch makes!
i'm working on these tulip stems and leaves now, and i'm using chain stitch [2 strands] to give them some nice nubby texture.
instead of outlining the leaves and then filling them, each leaf is made up of 3 rows of chain stitch, side by side. i started at the base of the leaf and worked a line up the center, to the tip. then i added a row on each side, working from base to tip again.
some simple back stitching for the border of the moon here. i'm using a single strand of floss, to keep things dainty and thin.
and for the hatch marks on the moon... single strand, straight stitches.
this has been such a satisfying project! just 4 colors, 4 stitches, easy peasy. and so pretty!