Creepers and vines climb on walls and shine replete with shades of red in the golden October sun.
Originally the leaf shape measures 10 cm in the width and 9.5 cm in the height. Narrowed or enlarged shapes are also suitable.
Originally the bunch of grapes shape measures approx. 8 cm in the width and 6 cm in the height.
Small circles, here representing grapes, are perfect and easy to embroider; they can be stitched with Blanket stitch eyelets. Using this stitch facilitates cutting out the shape later, because it does not need to be secured with an additional Blanket stitch edge.
The leaf shape needs a Blanket stitch edge for securing the fabric from fraying.
So, on Weddigen linen, 20/cm thread count, Coral Knot stitches are worked along the inside line using Coton à broder No. 20.
Using Coton à broder No. 20 for both, Chain stitches are worked a small distance outside the Coral Knot stitches. The Chain stitches are covered with densely worked Blanket stitches.
Using Coton à broder No. 30 Chain stitches are worked directly inside the Coral Knot stitches.
The shape was filled with the Limet filling pattern 469.
Many other filling patterns are also suitable for this motif. I wanted to achieve a delicate appearing pattern, so I chose fine linen.
After finishing, the embroidered piece was washed (boiled), starched and ironed. Then, the leaf and the bunch of grapes were cut. For cutting the small curves of the grapes, a sharp nail or very delicate embroidery scissors can help. If needed, such closely trimmed embroidery can be washed and ironed – quick and easy – at any time, but never spun in a washing machine!