The Agapanthus, Hollyhocks and Delphiniums from the Ribbon embroidery and stumpwork book
Wed, March 18, 2009
Agapanthus, Hollyhocks and Delphiniums from my RES book (panel 4). Thick Agapanthus stems are twisted straight stitch; stems of the buds are detached blanket stitch. Leaves are twisted or folded straight stitch; flowers are fly stitch and straight stitch. Pink Hollyhock flowers are made in cast-on-stitch, with a french knot in the centre, and leaves are lazy daisy stitch. Blue Delphinium flowers are gathered flower stitch (search Di van Niekerk on YouTube) and leaves are ribbon stitch.