Since flowers & leaves are probably the most common motif in hand embroidery, it’s good to have a whole arsenal of stitching techniques on hand for embroidering them. Here are sixteen different ways you can embroider leaves & flower petals.
This is how you get really smooth, lovely satin stitches. Outline in split or chain stitch, fill in the area with chain or long & short stitches, and then do the satin stitch. The underlying stitches support the satin stitch and help it to lay smoothly.
Desert Rose (Adenium) Bonsai - beautiful, love the twisting trunk. These are fairly easy to get. They are a desert plant much like a Jade tree. They do not like being wet and will develop damage and rot areas when they remain damp.