2 o 2 Anna Scott : 2. You then continue down the leaf shape in Cretan stitch. The needle goes to the back on the outer edge and comes to the front next to the centre vein - as close as possible to the previous stitch and inside the thread loop. It is important also to keep stitches really close together at the outer edges. I push the needle tip up against the previous stitch almost at the op of it, otherwise the angle of the stitches will 'flatten' as you near the base.
DIY Felt Cactus Pincushion Tutorial from Le Blog de Gedane here. Cats and Cacti are always really popular on my blog. Top Photo: DIY by Le Blog de Gedane. I translated it from French to English using Chrome, but the photos of how she sews the felt together don’t require much explanation. Bottom Photo: My Cacti Roundup from cactus cupcakes to cactus in teacups here.