4. Starting a thread - use a 'waste' knot, and work two little back stitches to secure the thread. Once the thread is secured, the knot can be removed.
5. Start in the middle with the palest blue thread DMC Col.927. Work the thread just over the line by an ⅛" of an inch or 2mm.
|6. Fill in the whole block, working out from the middle on both sides, to help keep the direction straight. The shape of the block widens at the bottom, and therefore, it is necessary to add in a shorter stitch to retain the shape.|
8. Again work the stitches to fit the shape on each side.
This design has been worked using a No.10 crewel embroidery needle, or it is possible to use a 9 or 8.