|Melissa Shirley's Red Geisha Underway|
I scattered fancy stitches among the tent stitches, of course! Look at the right side of the canvas in the photo above. Naturally the flower petals are stitched in embroidery-type stitches. The petals are all small and the stitches not very long. Hopefully they will be hard to snag when the purse is carried. I then added cashmere stitches over the pink blocks in the background and then added a few more in the same color as the tent stitches to fancy up the area some. The bulk of the upper left corner of the design is in basketweave but there are fancier elements mixed in so that the design isn't all Boring Basketweave.
|Closeup of the first row of flower stitch|
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com