Preparatory work of sections 3 – 1 of the outline design

Section 3 does not contain any special features. Depending on the size of the shapes, the Blanket stitches are embroidered with coton à broder No. 20, 25 or 30.

The small pomegranates are embroidered on the outer edge with wrapped Chain stitches, as are the small hearts (coton à broder No. 16). The inner lines of the pomegranates are traced with Coral Knot stitchesn. The pomegranate inflorescences are each worked with 3 Daisy stitches (coton à broder No. 16). The small carnations are given a border of Stem stitches

and a filling of Satin stitches (each cotton à broder No. 30)

The birds of section 3 receive a Satin stitch comb, worked with 2 threads of the 6-thread stranded cotton

The connecting element between the bird beaks is given an outline of wrapped Chain stitches (coton à broder No. 20).

All other stitches are worked as already mentioned several times.

Section 2

The large pomegranate has an outer outline made of wrapped Chain stitches (coton à broder No. 16), which is trimmed with Satin stitch knife points (coton à broder No. 25).
The inner lines are only embroidered with Chain stitches (coton à broder No. 16).

The leaves at the top

and the bottom edge of the pomegranate are designed with Satin stitches using 2 threads of the 6-thread stranded cotton.

On one side, the daisy has a center section made of 2 rounds of wrapped Chain stitches (coton à broder No. 16)

on the other side, a center section is made of just one round of wrapped Chain stitches with closely placed eyelash stitches on the inside (coton à broder No. 20). The petals are made with coton à broder No. 20, the clovers with 2 threads of the 6-thread stranded cotton.

The bulbous little birds have body outlines made from wrapped Chain stitches, tail outlines made from Chain stitches, a Satin stitch knife point as a beak and a few Satin stitches as an eye (all coton à broder No. 20).

The heart shape in the middle is only indicated by Blanket stitches (coton à broder No. 20). The mini tulip buds are not divided, but are worked with wrapped Chain stitches and Chain stitches (coton à broder No.30).

The petals of the flower are outlined with Stem stitches (coton à broder No. 20).

The calyxes of the carnations are worked with Backstitches

or, bordered with Stem stitches and filled with Herringbone stitches (all coton à broder No. 20).

Section 1

The last section also has no special features and therefore does not require a separate description.

All lines are made with Coral Knot stitches, except for the outlines of the little birds and the circle of the daisy. Here wrapped Chain stitches are used and with coton à broder No. 16 embroidered.

The preparatory work for the entire band is now complete. The exciting, interesting and varied embroidery of the area filling patterns can begin.

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