The Large Ornate Oak Leaf:
I have loved completing this element of the sampler. On the course, Nicola Jarvis taught us to stitch her sampler, but also encouraged us to interpret her design and make it ours!
I’ve enjoyed couching the outline. It is such an easy stitch, but it does require concentration. I think I’ve got better at seed stitch, but not by much! My oak leaf – well the thought of so much satin stitch horrified me! I went instead for my favourite stitch – French knot and, of course, lots of bling! Would Nicola Jarvis approve, I am not sure, but I think she would….