As in previous years, the Yahoo Hand Embroidery Group has put up some patterns for an autumn challenge. One of them is an acorn scroll type pattern. I have divided the pattern in half and will make two fabric postcards.
I have done these as fresh acorns, thus the greens. I used two threads throughout, though most of the colours have been blended. It was stitched as follows:
Acorns-padded satin stitch, outlined in split stitch using DMC 472 and 471 (my favourite part)
Cups -chain stitch, outlined in split stitch using DMC 471 and 3346
Leaves-long and short stitch using DMC 3346 and 3345
Stems -stem stitch using DMC 3345
I am thinking of choosing a warm autumn colour to do the next one. That's the joy of embroidery, it doesn't always have to be realistic.