Flowers for Elizabeth embroidered sweet bag: 4 – stitching the stems and tendrils

This is the ‘Flowers for Elizabeth sweet bag project that I am currently making, from a design in Issue 51 of Inspirations magazine. This week, I am stitching the stems and tendrils.

Inspirations issue 51 Flowers for Elizabeth sweet bag

There are several little curly tendrils, and each one is stitched in Chain Stitch with two strands of Anchor stranded cotton.

Inspirations issue 51 Flowers for Elizabeth sweet bag

They look OK just in varying shades of green……

Inspirations issue 51 Flowers for Elizabeth sweet bag

But they look an awful lot better when the chain stitches have been whipped with Petite Treasure Braid in gold (shade 002).

Inspirations issue 51 Flowers for Elizabeth sweet bag

Next, I’ll be stitching the strawberries. I love stitching strawberries!

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