|seeding with needle action - part 1|
|seeding with needle action - part 2|
|seeding complete with Bayeux stitch|
|block shading over split stitch - stage 1|
|block shading over split stitch - stage 2|
|block shading complete!|
Seeding - I had worked the seeding previously all over the leaves - then, when I read Nikki's instructions - I realised it only needed to be around the edge of the leaves, which I preferred - so I started again!
Block shading - This stitch is worked similar to long and short shading, except, on the second row, each stitch is worked in line next to one another, so that bands or blocks of shading are created!
P.S. - I have now actually finished this whole project, but I have decided to spread my posts over the coming weeks so you will still be able to follow my progress and watch this crewel work design for Nicola Jarvis's exhibition grow!