Rowan Berries and Red Thread

The Charm


You will need:

  • fresh rowan berries 10 more than the number you think you need just in case some burst or tear
  • Red Thread. I use perl cotton. No need to worry about waxing the thread because the juice from berries does a very similar thing.
  • Very Sharp Needle

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Embroidery Tutorial ~ Stem Stitch

Stem Stitch

The combination of the buttonhole stitch and the stem stitch around a motif, in this case with three different colors, allows the motif to raise up a bit and provides more texture and a 3-D effect. One of the things I do the most is to use several rows of stem stitch. I love the way it feels and the shading possibilities. I consider it my signature style.


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