HOW TO… TAKE YOUR STITCHING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
We have included some more advanced stitching techniques in this project to help you to develop your stitching skills, ready for your next challenge…
BACKSTITCH DETAILING FOR DEPTH:
Note how the flowers have backstitch in the areas which need more definition or are in shadow, giving them a much more threedimensional appearance.
As the backstitching for the lettering is used to create a joined-up handwriting effect, you should find it easier to not have to carry any threads across the back.
BLENDED METALLIC HIGHLIGHTS:
The bees’ outlines are backstitched with a blend of stranded cotton and light blue metallic thread, to recreate the gossamer qualities of these delicate creatures.
A single bee stitched on aida and attached to a tag, will make a simple gift of honey look extra-special