To work two lower leaf of tulip, first add guidelines at the center of leaf as shown in below picture. Start working ' fly stitch ' with 3 strands of thread and shade no 889 ( olive green )
|Add guidelines to leaf|
Lets concentrate on center portion of tulip, work ' satin stitch ' horizontally with 3 strands of thread, shade no 10 (peach color).
|Tulip, satin stitch|
Now work ' chain stitch ' on outer part of leaf covering center bud with 2 strands of thread, shade no 246 ( dark green ).
|Tulip covering leaf, chain stitch|
Now again work second line of ' chain stitch ' around outer part of leaf with 2 strands of thread, shade no 267.
|Second line of chain stitch|
Once again work third line of chain stitch around outer part of leaf with 2 strands of thread shade no 256 ( light green). So first line will be dark green, second line is medium green and third line is light green. Same way finish inner part of leaf, work three lines of chain stitch with three tones of green.
|Third line of chain stitch|
Have look at below picture, working of all three lines of chain stitch.
Work ' stem stitch ' to mark center vine of leaf with 3 strands of thread , shade no 304. Work ' Detached chain ' on either sides of vine and also on left leaf with 3 strands of thread, shade no 329.
Work ' Laid work ' for bud. Over satin stitch add diagonal lines as shown in below picture with 3 strands of thread, shade no 304. Also work ' satin stitch ' diagonally on left leaf ( which shows inner portion of leaf, tiny area ) with 3 strands of thread, shade no 889. Its a very small area, satin stitch is worked diagonally inwards direction.
|Laid work on bud|
Again work diagonal lines in opposite direction on bud as shown in below picture. Work ' straight stitch ' at intersection of two diagonal lines with 2 strands of thread, shade no 246.
Finish top of bud by working ' stem stitch ' with 2 strands of thread, shade no 329.
Have a look at finished Tulip.
Keep stitching. Next post, we shall deal with Grapes.