Watch me embroider – Long and Short stitch (silk shading) Pansy – Part 2

Watch me embroider – Long and Short stitch (silk shading) Pansy – Part 2


so following on from part one which explains the long and short stitch in detail I’m now going to complete the whole of the pansy project as a speed stitch that will speed it up but you can see the whole process from start to finish so here we go I’m going to start by just coloring in my leaves I quite like to mix my techniques and you can stitch it if you want to black I like this effect I’m just using a normal coloring pencil and two colors of green lights in a dark I’m coloring in the shapes in the light green first and then using the dark green just to add some definition where the leaves go behind one another and behind the petals I’m going to start stitching the petals just as I did for the first one remembering to work a split stitch around the shape first like so workers accurately as you can to get a really nice shape to your petal and remember the split stitch only goes along the finished edge not the edge that’s overlapped by another petal I worked the first row in the light and medium purple colors in second row I’m dropping out the lightest color and adding in a darker purple using these two colors only for this row remember to start in the middle and work out towards the edges this will help you to set your angles I used a very dark purple in the very point of the petal to give it an even more three-dimensional look clear all of the knots and threads out of the way ready to work the next petal this is worked in exactly the same way as the purple petals but now I’m using yellow in an orange color for my first row I’m using mainly orange with the second-row but I’m just adding in a few stitches with a nice dark burnt orange for that extra dimension tip of this petal is pure cream only so nice short stitches here pack them in tightly to fill in the remainder of Bishop here I’m adding in a few stitches of the deep purple to finish off the petal detail I’m working in outline around the LEAs now this is because the day disappear underneath the petals of the Daisy and silk shadings always work from the back towards the front for the edging I’m using a whipped back stitch and a normal back stitch down the center for the veins of the leaves I’ve worked the leaf at the back first and now I’m working the leaf on top I’m working this left-hand petal next as the bottom petal this the one in the center here is a top on top of everything else so this needs to be stitched last and away we go again little tip for you I’ve just changed the color of my split stitch here to match more accurately the colors that I’m stitching over it with you you you there’s no cream for this Peckham so burnt orange all the way to the center okay well I hope you enjoyed watching that before you go I just wanted to show you two and pansies next to each other just to demonstrate that silk shading isn’t an exact science and they can still look different from one another yet still look as is this case like the same pansy so if you’re having a go at this technique don’t worry about it too much relax and enjoy it

100 thoughts on “Watch me embroider – Long and Short stitch (silk shading) Pansy – Part 2

  1. Great video. Thanks for the great instructions. I always wondered how shading is done. Now I know, and I can't wait to try it myself. Your work is beautiful.

  2. Thanks so much for this tutorial, Sarah! The use of the split stitch border is a great ones, gives it that bit of volume and also a nice 'bund' to prevent over-tightening the individual satin stitches.

  3. bonito trabajo me gusta su trabajo es muy profecional soy nueva bordando pero con sus videos estoy aprendiendo mucho muchas gracias

  4. So inspiring, I just want to go and do a piece now. Thank you for doing your videos, it is so nice to see the actual techniques rather than just read about how to .

  5. Wow the split stitch edging makes for such a beautiful line and adds beautiful dimension. I 'almost' want to go back and rework all the flowers in my most recent WIP… I'll definitely reference this for my next project. Thank you for such clear instructions and beautiful work.

  6. Toda una obra de arte!
    Es como si estuviera pintando la flor con hilos!
    Mi más grande admiración y sinceras felicitaciones.
    Además el vals de las flores una pieza de música de mis preferidas.
    Mil Gracias por compartir su técnica! ❤

  7. Es muy difícil seguir su labor con cámara rápida , pero es muy bonito. Nunca había visto esa forma de combinar los hilos.

  8. Por qué todo tan rápido , no tiene sentido el vídeo , no se puede ver bien cómo se hace es una lástima .

  9. Hie. Do I have to draw the petals myself or can I get ready made patterns online? I m new at this n I do love cross stitch and want to try something new. Tqvm

  10. Me gustan mucho todo muy lindo pero si fuera posible pasar el paso a paso mas despacio xq no se aprecia el trabajo gracias

  11. Hi I’m wondering can you help me… Bascially I am doing a flower on a jumper and I’m filling it in quite finely with one strand but I’m noticing that the petal is expanding wider than the original guidelines that I made… is there something I need to do to make sure the shape turns out even? Thanks

  12. Do you no longer have a website? I can't get it to come up. I'd love to have a look at your patterns. I'm just starting to get back into embroidery, and I love watching your videos. Thanks so much for sharing your talent, and being such an amazing teacher. 💗💗💗

  13. Muchas gracias por el video , muy lindo el bordado, y gracias también por la hermosa melodía

  14. Thank you just what I was looking for. And thank you for getting straight to the point and not doodle around…
    Data is expensive.🙏 😄

  15. Hi Sarah, thank you for this tutorial. I have tried to do this, not in a pansy but in a daisy and although the principle is the same, mine one looks very messy, I just could not get the mixing right…yours is divided in three sections, ie top, middle and bottom and they blend very nicely. I didn't know where to start or finish so it is all over the place. is there an easy way to know or mark the different sections?

  16. Good morning Ms. Sarah, I love how you stitch that and how you made that look 👀 so awesome 👏🏿. Thank you for your teaching and sharing with me. Thanks 🙏🏾 so much.

  17. Boa noite amiga! amei o seu bordado! e prinsipalmente o fundo musical! amo música clásica.parabéns!😍😘😍😘

  18. Sarah q bonito borda felicidades pero me gustaría q enseñara un poquito mas lento Dios la bendiga manitas magicas

  19. I use Crayon Colors to color projects, use cloth to iron off wax, white cloth does not appear on project , Looking Good!!!

  20. Me encantan tus vídeos , no hablo inglés , gracias por q algunos tienen subtítulos en español , Ojalá fu es tan todos

  21. I wonder if you have a picture of a real flower near by to check on your shading if that would help..you taught me so much from these 2 videos so “thank you so much”!!

  22. Me gusta ver sus videos me encanta su trabajo tan bonito los colores. Todo es muy hermoso, no hablo inglés solo español. Quiero darle a usted las gracias de todo corazón. Dios la Bendiga y la acompañe siempre. Muchas gracias

  23. I've noticed your knots are on top, not on the bottom. How do you keep the work together? If you were to use this method on dish towels that will actually be used would it work?

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