Bullion Stitch Strawberries
For the bullion stitch strawberries, the instructions say to work two bullion stitches end to end. I am not sure exactly what you mean by this. Am I to stitch them vertically, horizontally, or am I missing something? I am trying to make them, but they're not turning out like the ones shown. I'm not sure what to do differently.
I am sorry the instructions were not clear. What I meant to say was to make two stitiches across the width of the strawberry , just underneath where the green calyx will eventually be stitched. These two stitches will be on the same 'row', i.e. lined up so the ends of the stitches butt up against each other. As you work down the strawberry the stitches will fill a narrower gap so that the shape tapers towards the bottom. For these rows you will overlap the ending/beginning points of the stitches.
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Stumped on French Knots
I am just beginning in cross stitching and I have had no trouble,until now. I am having a very hard time trying to make a French Knot. I have a guide book that I am using and I did everthing that it said to do to make a french knot yet it came out like a regular line,no knot at all. What am I doing wrong? Is there any way any one can explain it in a very easy to understand way so I wont mess up,or give me some tips that will make it easier? PLEASE,I AM DESPERATE!!!!!
I have seen a stitch used for Santa's beard. I think it was called "knot-on-a-stick." Do you have a stiching diagram that shows me how to make and place this stich on my painted canvas?
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