Back stitch can be used to fasten the centre of your flower, or as a decorative feature stitched all the way to the edges.
|(If you want to stitch the centre of your flower using a different colour stitch the centre with a new length of yarn and leave a tail to darn in later)
1: To stitch the centre of your flower using the same yarn as your petals, pass your needle under the threads of the petal on the opposite side of your flower to the last petal you wound.
For example, the last petal I wound is at the bottom of the photo on the left.
|2: Pass your needle under the same threads again and come up in the centre of the loop.|
|3: Pull tight to form a knot.|
|4: Pass the needle under all of the threads for the next petal.|
|5: Pass your needle under the same petal again, plus the next petal on the left.|
|6: Repeat step 5, passing your needle under the last petal, plus the next petal on the left each time.
Continue doing this all the way around as many times as you like. If you’re only going to work one round make sure to stitch the first petal twice.
|7: To finish off your thread, pass it under the last petal and leave a loose loop.|
|8: Pass your thread through the loop|
|9: Pull the knot tight.|
|10: Pop your flower off the loom and darn the loose ends into the back so they won’t show.|
Copyright Sarah Bradberry March 2007. All rights reserved.Video copyright August 8th, 2011.