How to do Shading on Petals using Long & Short Stitch

Flower petals have lots of shadings. You may find that it is a bit boring using single color thread to embroider them. I am going to show you using different shading of color threads to embroider flower petals by using Long & Short Stitch. It looks difficult, I guarantee that your practice and effort will pay off at the end!

There are 2 major ways to approach the Long & Short stitch – completing one petal at a time or stitch each layer of color of all the petals at one time. I prefer the later approach because it saves me time by not having to change different colors of threads from time to time.


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