The next hillside was with a matching olive green thread. I used a programmed stipple stitch along the edge of the hill here. I went over it twice to fill.
On the next hill, I again only stitched the top edge. Variety in textures will give depth. The thread was a slightly lighter thread. The stitch here was an angled blanket stitch down the diagonal slope. Again, I went over twice to fill.
Below is my practice fabric. I always have a practice fabric, so that I can test out tensions and patterns on it before I begin on my actual work. When you change colours and bobbins frequently, you need to test everything on a similar piece of work - every time.
Here is the piece in a piece of mount board 3x5 in.
There is no way to ever be the perfect artist, but a million ways to be a good one.
I will show you the embellishment tutorial next week.