I’ve been looking forward to making the little acorns for my five-sided box. They first need a split back stitch outline, then satin stitch padding, and then satin stitch worked across the padding, to give a rounded effect.
A tiny straight stitch is worked at the end of each acorn.
The acorn cups are first made in the same way as the acorns.
Then, tiny French knots are made using just one strand of DMC thread, and one wrap round the needle. They are stitched all over the satin stitched base, covering it completely, to give a textured look.
This is the panel, once completed:
Nice, isn’t it?