Below shows these two steps on the landscape. First the flowers, then the leaves.
For the final layer, I am going to put some organza poppies and above you can see some triangular scraps of green stitched down. Since these pieces were actually only half a centimetre in width at the wide part, you can work out that they are fiddly. Use a bamboo skewer to hold them stable whilst you stitch. At the top right, you can see my mistake - using too light a thread, and the left top is what happens when you don't hold the fabric down. At the bottom is a "leaf" secured correctly. The organza will fray but I like the frayed edge. If you don't, then you can use felt, or burn the edges which I will show you in a technique lesson soon. The leaves and the poppies themselves are not accurate. They do not need to be - They are only an impression.
Above, you can see the green scraps secured randomly over the first layer of flowers.
In these lessons we have learned a few basic techniques in thread painting to create a simple landscape. Make one as a post card for your next swap, or as a gift. This one is to be a postcard and is going to the USA as a gift in Craft it Forward. Hope you like it Diana!
My next set of Thread Painting lessons will be a pictorial sampler to accompany the stitch lessons I post each Saturday.